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9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

#6. Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca - 9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

Tezcatlipoca was the god of night, sorcery and destiny and the god of the north. Some captives were sacrificed to Tezcatlipoca in ritual gladiatorial combat. The victim was tethered in place and given a mock weapon. He died fighting against up to four fully armed jaguar knights and eagle warriors.
During the 20-day month of Toxcatl, a young impersonator of Tezcatlipoca would be sacrificed. Throughout a year, this youth would be dressed as Tezcatlipoca and treated as a living incarnation of the god.

2 thoughts on “9 Horrors Of Aztec Ritual Human Sacrifice

  • January 3, 2017 at 9:48 am
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    Aztec women must have WEPT at the sight of this!

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  • January 3, 2017 at 9:49 am
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    Had he raised a fuss about being sacrificed, though,
    Aztec women would have branded him as a coward!

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