Regional government leaders, ailed titillation, originally led their government but after rising to power in 1325, the Aztec abandoned the government and switched to an electoral monarchy. More elite people would elect a king typically male, who would be responsible for the people and land, both spiritually and politically. Their religion was similar to that Of other Micronesian beliefs, and even shared their deities with other cultures. Their religion was polytheistic, with over 128 deities who resembled men, women, animals, and even directions.
Like many Micronesians, they practiced human sacrifice. One god, called Hotchpotch’s, required the hearts of living people. The Aztec would offer many sacrifices at a time for this god, only offering the “purest” sacrifices, meaning that the sacrifices would be on strict diets and practiced celibacy. The practiced many other sacrifice rituals as well, including inflicting small cuts on themselves and considered men who died in battle or women who died during childbirth as honorable sacrifices. An important part of Aztec culture was social class.
They organized their people in groups called lappets. One segment included the clinical, who were administrators or bureaucrats set up in familial units. Aztec became skilled at growing food using a type of farming plan developed by the clinical, called chainman. Chainman used soil from Lake Texaco formed into small planting fields, each field growing one different type of crop. The lappets lived in harmony with the locals, partially thanks to the shared language of the Tootles. Later on, however, the escallops separated into more class distinctions.
Women shared many of the same rights as men, but in each lass they were still inferior. At one end of the spectrum were the few who had wealth, land, and property including slaves. At the other end were the slaves and poor free folk and laborers. The class distinction was extreme; the wealthy at the top had healthier food and better living conditions, while the lower classes had less food and poor living conditions. The government of the Incas was fairly similar to that of the Aztec. The Incas followed a bureaucratic set of practices, developed by the Paucity.
The empire was separated into four parts with bureaucratic overseers who answered to the monarch, who had both spiritual and political authority. The Incas and the Aztec both believed in several deities. What separates them is that the Incas believed in a creator god Parochial, who would later be replaced by the sun god, Anti. Their religion was also tied closely to their government, and so they believed that Anti was the monarch’s father and the monarch’s spouse was connected to the goddess of the moon. The Incas didn’t normally sacrifice humans and instead would sacrifice animals.
Sometimes, however, they would offer a young woman in extreme resistances. Coco, one of the most important areas for Incas, was a place where they could practice their religion at the Temple of the Sun. The temple primarily worshipped Anti and had many virgin girls, known as call, who worked there. While the Aztec and the Incas were different in their own ways, like how they practiced sacrifices or religion, they had many similarities. Both were monarchical societies in which the monarch had both spiritual and political authority, both were polytheistic, and both offered sacrifices.
Their preferences are how they practiced religions and sacrificed. The Incas believed in a creator god and worshipped at a temple. They also believed the sun god, Anti, to be the father of their monarch. The Aztec didn’t tie religion with their government, nor did they worship at a temple. The Aztec practiced many sacrifices and offered many humans and would even make sure they offered the purest they could. The Incas rarely offered a human and instead would offer animals. However, these two civilizations have made a huge impact on history, despite their differences.