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Aztec Empire

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Definition civilization that ruled what is now Mexico between 1000 and 1519 when they were conquered by Cortes
  • The Aztecs sacrificed thousands of people each year.
  • Everyone understood that, from the early Egyptians, to the Celtic Druids, to the Chinese, to the Aztecs.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • 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 saw a particularly important god, Quetzalcoatl, as a snake with feathered wings.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Directly in front rise two huge pyramids — the pre-Aztec metropolis of Teotihuacan.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • The practice of 'god-eating'-that is, Holy Communion-was borrowed from the Aztecs.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Tonatiuh would keep running on his surplus blood from human sacrifices back in the Aztec days.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • 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
  • Bus loads of whites from Edgewood came to Aztec Field to see their boys play.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • You have to wonder why we Americans don't worship this plant as the Aztecs did.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • 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
  • 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
  • That's how the Aztecs described Cortes and the conquistadors when they arrived at Tenochtitlan.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • They're ugly as Aztecs.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • What about the Aztecs?
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • 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
  • Little Aztec hearts.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • 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
  • 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

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