• most atrocities in the history, and why? ,Easily the Aztec Empire.

    From a425couple@21:1/5 to All on Sat Nov 21 07:44:28 2020
    Ben Smith
    Updated August 29
    Lives in Australia
    Which empire/colonial powers committed the most atrocities in history,
    and why?
    Originally Answered: Which empire/colonial powers committed the most
    atrocities in the history, and why?
    Easily the Aztec Empire. The actions of these people horrified even the
    Spanish that would later conquer them. Part of the reason ancient Mexico
    was conquered so easily was because the local tribes the Aztecs had
    conquered turned on their masters because they would rather be under the control of the Spanish.

    The Aztecs sacrificed huge numbers of men, women and children by cutting
    their heart out while they were still alive. In spring, children would
    be sacrificed to Tlaloc to ask for rain to help crops grow. It was
    believed that if the children cried on the way to be sacrificed, that
    would ensure plentiful rain that year - and so they'd be jabbed with
    thorns to ensure a good omen. After all the sacrifices were killed (they
    once killed 80 thousand people in a single ceremony) the bodies were
    then mutilated and eaten by the priests and nobles.

    One particular Aztec festival, Tlacaxipehualiztli, called for the noble
    clans to make a human sacrifice (as expected in Aztec culture) and then carefully peel the skin off their victim to wear as a cloak. Another
    festival involved a woman being dressed up as an Aztec goddess, then
    having 4 males burned alive in front of her. She would then be
    sacrificed herself in the usual way (heart cut out, then her body eaten).

    The Aztecs would conquer their neighbouring tribes and then celebrate by sacrificing the entirety of their enemy’s warriors and eating their
    brains (they believed this would give them the warrior’s skills). They
    would then demand regular victims from their vassals to be later
    sacrificed. Estimates say that the Aztecs would sacrifice 80 thousand
    people every single year.

    The Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan possessed a massive skull rack outside
    the front of their grand temple. The Spanish counted over 132 thousand
    human skulls on that rack.

    After the Aztecs migrated south from Durango and first came into contact
    with the rest of Mesoamerica, they were initially provided sanctuary by
    the king of Culhuacán, and arranged a marriage between their leader and
    the daughter of the king. The Aztec leader sacrificed her and wore her
    skin as a cloak, then met the king still wearing the skin of his
    murdered daughter.

    The Aztecs were a race of murderous cannibals. They ruled Mesoamerica
    through terror and bloodshed. They would smile at you then murder your
    entire family behind your back. For the atrocities the Aztecs had
    committed, they deserved to be conquered by the Spanish.

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