Your question: What was the Aztec religion like before the Spanish conquest?

How did the Spanish conquest affect Aztec religion?

[12] Former religious institutions of the Aztec Empire were considered blasphemy to the Spanish Christians, and by 1521 the Spanish had destroyed 600 temples and 20,000 idols. Outnumbered, the indigenous peoples adopted Christianity without much hesitation.

Does the Aztec religion still exist?

Contemporary Aztec (Nahua) villages vary enormously in the degree to which they continue to practice the ancient religion and follow the old gods. Some have lost their Aztec beliefs and practice forms of Catholicism or Protestantism that are very similar to religions practiced in Europe or North America.

What made the Aztecs so powerful?

Their relatively sophisticated system of agriculture (including intensive cultivation of land and irrigation methods) and a powerful military tradition would enable the Aztecs to build a successful state, and later an empire.

Why did the Spanish destroy the Aztecs?

Cortes wanted to conquer the aztecs for gold glory and god. Because of these things, many people in the Aztec Empire were unhappy. Some of them helped the Spanish conquistadors take over the Empire.

How did the Aztecs convert to Catholicism?

The belief that Quetzalcoatl returned was real to many of the Aztec people. Because some of the Aztecs believed that Cortes was Quetzalcoatl they obeyed him and they converted to Catholicism.

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