Aztec Religion - AZTEC GODS - Aztecs of Mexico History AZTEC RELIGION AZTEC STUDENT RESEARCH GUIDE (C)1997-2005 (Thomas H. Frederiksen) All rights reserved The following major Deities have been removed from this larger work and placed into their own section TITLED MAJOR DEITIES, along with their corresponding footnotes: TEXCATLIPOCA, QUETZALCOATL, ZIPE TOTEC, TLALOC, XOCHIQUETZAL, and HUITZILOPOCHTLI. Aztecs for Kids - Daily Life Like nearly all of the ancient civilizations, the rich lived in luxury and the poor worked. In the Aztec civilization, class structure was very important. Homes : The Rich: Homes of the nobles and wealthy were made of sun-dried brick. If you were very wealthy, you home could be made of stone. All homes were whitewashed to make them look clean and shiny.
Huginn's Heathen Hof Original-Ósnjallr maðrhyggsk munu ey lifaef hann við víg varasken elli gefrhonum engi friðþótt honum geirar gefi Translation-The cowardly manthinks he will live foreverif he just avoids conflictbut old age gives him no peacethough spears have spared him-Hávamál: Stanza 16 Much like the preceding stanza (15), this verse gives us a glimpse into ancient Germanic philosophy.
Astral Projection (OBE) Some people will have heard about Astral Projection, Out of Body Experiences, or Remote Viewing, but it is unlikely that many have had a "real" conscious experience, even though most of us do it at least once every night. To avoid confusion it is important to understand the difference between Astral Travelling and Astral Projection. Many forms of visualisation are associated with Astral Travelling, which is a process of projecting the "consciousness" into visual scenes - i.e. in meditation or temple work - with the effect of "feeling" we are actually "there". Astral Projection is the process of projecting our "Astral counterpart" with the effect of "knowing" we are actually "there". There is a great difference between the two, for Astral Travelling does not remove us from the physical body, but Astral Projection does. It is quite natural for us to project from our physical bodies whilst in sleep state, and the "rapid eye movement" phase is normally aligned with this phenomena.
The Maya Calendar (I am very grateful to Chris Carrier for providing most of the information about the Maya calendar.) Among their other accomplishments, the ancient Mayas invented a calendar of remarkable accuracy and complexity. The Maya calendar was adopted by the other Mesoamerican nations, such as the Aztecs and the Toltec, which adopted the mechanics of the calendar unaltered but changed the names of the days of the week and the months. The Maya calendar uses three different dating systems in parallel, the Long Count, the Tzolkin (divine calendar), and the Haab (civil calendar). Of these, only the Haab has a direct relationship to the length of the year.
WEB SITES RELATED TO THE AZTECS, INCA AND MAYA Websites Lesson Plans & Classroom Activities Webquests Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address or click on the link. Aztec Children The lives of Aztec children are fascinating in many respects. To understand how children fit into Aztec culture, and how they were honoured, we should go right back to the beginning... even before the children were born. Birth
Worldbuilding: Fantasy Religion Design Guide by Joe Wetzel (joewetzel at gmail dot com) [If you like this article, check out the other Worldbuilding articles on this website using the sidebar navigation.] Depending on your campaign setting idea, in the early stages you may only need a bare minimum of details about your religion. In cases like these make sure you flesh out any particular deities you need (for example if a character is a Cleric or Paladin describe that god in at least bullet points and note any needed game statistics or mechanics such as the god’s domains) and build up the religion later when it is needed or when you have an intriguing idea.
Zodiac Arts - Moon Phase Calendar for Eastern Time This is a great time to rewrite and edit, rework an old project or successfully repeat a task. Reevaluate and reconsider, but hold final decisions and approvals until Mercury goes direct. The tendency is to initialize or finalize projects prematurely. The contents of verbal or written contracts and plans made now may later seem inadequate or unclear. Mayan Calendrics Software This software was originally written to run under DOS, hence the text-based user interface, with selection of items by means of up- and down-arrow keys. But the program runs the same under Windows, and is started in the same way (by double-clicking on the icon in Windows Explorer). The software is available in a German version as well as in English. In this software the so-called Goodman-Martinez-Thompson correlation number — 584,283 — is the default correlation number, but you can easily use any other. This software also allows specification of such comparatively arcane matters as the year-bearer system and the haab month base number. Different systems are used in the various codices.
Aztec Gods and Goddesses - Ancient / Classical History Huitzilopochtli Huitzilopochtli was the Aztec god of the obsidian knife who sprang forth from his mother's belly to kill his siblings. Quetzalcoatl Quetzalcoatl was the Aztec creator god and god of the wind who was depicted as a bearded old man.