#3. The ritual of sacrifice
The Festival Of Aztec world unfolded at the great pyramid and laid down over a sacrificial stone. A priest would stand over him, holding a knife with a blade of volcanic glass. That blade would come down upon the victim’s chest and break it open, and the priest would tear out his still-beating heart. The lifeless body would be rolled down the steps of the pyramid, where butchers were waiting below to dismember the body piece by piece.