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Aztec Empire

The Aztecs sacrificed thousands of people each year.
  civilization that ruled what is now Mexico between 1000 and 1519 when they were conquered by Cortes
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The Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, was located in modern day Mexico City.
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  • The Aztecs sacrificed thousands of people each year.
  • Gabby wanted someplace relaxing, and they spent hours lying in the sun and eating well; he wanted a bit more adventure, so she learned to scuba dive and joined him on a day trip to see the nearby Aztec ruins.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • Tonatiuh would keep running on his surplus blood from human sacrifices back in the Aztec days.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • So, there’s Arnold Jones, held up by all these hands, flopping and kicking and shrieking like some poor Aztec human sacrifice about to be tossed off a pyramid.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee

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  • Directly in front rise two huge pyramids — the pre-Aztec metropolis of Teotihuacan.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • I stared for a long time at the picture of the Aztec man carrying the passed-out woman, thinking about whatever Latin American tragedy it stood for.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • The Aztecs of your mother’s homeland used to punish bad children by holding them over a fire filled with chili peppers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The practice of ’god-eating’-that is, Holy Communion-was borrowed from the Aztecs.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • You have to wonder why we Americans don’t worship this plant as the Aztecs did.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • The stadium itself, two white concrete banks of seats, was as powerful and alien to me as an Aztec ruin, filled with the traces of vanished people and vanished rites, of supreme emotions and supreme tragedies.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace

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  • They’re ugly as Aztecs.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Little Aztec hearts.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Aztecs saw a particularly important god, Quetzalcoatl, as a snake with feathered wings.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Everyone understood that, from the early Egyptians, to the Celtic Druids, to the Chinese, to the Aztecs.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • She hunted them grimly; she faced them with wide-eyed admiration and spoke of her own insignificance, of her humility before achievement; she shrugged, tight-lipped and rancorous, whenever one of them did not seem to take sufficient account of her own views on life after death, the theory of relativity, Aztec architecture, birth control and the movies.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But little Aztecs minor show was built around the heart and core of rodeo, men riding unbroken broncs and men roping untamed calves.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Crosslegged under an umbrel umbershoot he thrones an Aztec logos, functioning on astral levels, their oversoul, mahamahatma.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Bus loads of whites from Edgewood came to Aztec Field to see their boys play.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The Aztec shawl that he brought Amaranta, the remembrances he spoke of at lunch, the funny stories her told were simple leftovers from his humor of a different time.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • What would an anthropologist say about the student body of Sterling High, based on the Wonder-bread sandwiches scarred by only one bite; the tub of Cherry Bomb lip gloss with a fingerprint still skimming the surface; the salt-and-pepper composition notebooks filled with study sheets on Aztec civilization and margin notes about the current one: I luv Zach S!!!
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • A tall, dark-skinned man with an angular Aztec face was gazing into a shop window full of weaponry; bracelets made of the same hard, shining material as the demon towers laddered his wrists.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • In a fuzzy sweater, pleated skirt, and Aztec-flashy earrings, she’s wandering around the Brown campus with her husband-once her companion on the FBI’s Most Wanted List and fellow Weather Underground leader, Billy Ayers.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Tribal or local heroes, such as the emperor Huang Ti, Moses, or the Aztec Tezcatlipoca, commit their boons to a single folk; universal heroes—Mohammed, Jesus, Gautama Buddha—bring a message for the entire world.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • …can be heard, it is said, at a distance of three leagues; the _teponaztli_, that has two vibrating tongues of wood, and is beaten with sticks that are smeared with an elastic gum obtained from the milky juice of plants; the _yotl_-bells of the Aztecs, that are hung in clusters like grapes; and a huge cylindrical drum, covered with the skins of great serpents, like the one that Bernal Diaz saw when he went with Cortes into the Mexican temple, and of whose doleful sound he has left us so…
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • I have this vague memory that Huitzilopoctli is some kind of Aztec god.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • I look at civilizations that have collapsed: Rome, Greece, China, the Aztecs, the Mayas.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • /Coyote/ came from the Mexican dialect of Spanish; its first parent was the Aztec /coyotl/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • That’s how the Aztecs described Cortes and the conquistadors when they arrived at Tenochtitlan.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • What about the Aztecs?
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • Then you go to the wilderness and become undone, lapsing into babble, eating mushroom caps that implode your brain, that make you preternaturally aware and afraid, turn you into an Aztec bird.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • At a meeting in Monterrey between U. S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Mexican President Avila Camacho, Mexico committed El Escuadron Aereo de Pelea 201, the Aztec Eagles, to the allied war effort.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • And she vowed she wasn’t giving it up, not even to Maniac, till she read everything from Aardvark to Aztec.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • The Aztecs mistook the Spaniards’ armor for their skin, and the horses—the Aztecs had never seen horses—for the lower part of the soldiers’ bodies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The Aztecs mistook the Spaniards’ armor for their skin, and the horses—the Aztecs had never seen horses—for the lower part of the soldiers’ bodies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Things go right, we may go to the show in Aztec next month.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Christian art never portrays God as the hawk sun god, or as an Aztec, or as anything weird.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Cesar had become like the mythical Axolotl, a salamander known to the Aztecs as a water dog.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The Japanese gods drink sake, the Polynesian ave, the Aztec gods drink the blood of men and maids.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Me and Tom are going to Aztec and take their shirts.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Why would there be Aztecs?
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Chocolatl was a distinctly Aztec creation once reserved for nobility; King Moctezuma was said to have consumed fifty cups of this beverage a day.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • When I became a sophomore, the spark which set it off occurred during a football game between Mark Keppel’s Aztecs and a predominantly white school called Edgewood.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • The Aztec Sun Stone (carved stone, Aztec, Mexico, A.D. 1479) CHAPTER I — Emanations.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • One day an Aztec peasant-
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • The Aztec Sun Stone (carved stone, Aztec, Mexico, A.D. 1479) CHAPTER I — Emanations.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • You can ride the horses they’ll have at Aztec, too.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • In the Aztec peasant’s fiftieth year, he was led into the warm waters of Lake Texcoco and baptized before God as Juan Diego.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Not with that Aztec bunch just faunching to bet!
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Red Dillon had ridden at Aztec the year before and knew enough local people to rouse mild interest by saying he wasn’t a contestant this time around.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • Don’t you ever show up at another rodeo in Aztec!
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Aztec Empire [3] , conquistador [7] , Inca Empire [8] , Mayan Civilization [6] , Inca Empire [8]
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