on the pictures
|Florentine Codex, Page I, F, 6r.|
| A heart sacrifice is
done before the altar of
an earth or underworld deity with a ferocious
image. The sacrificial priest wears black body
paint. Below, two worshippers carrying white
incense pouches pierce their tongues and
ears with large bone awls. On their right, a
ball of copal burns above an offering of paper.
| The great droughts of 1450-1454 led to
massive sacrifice of children to
water deities. Telleriano-Remensis Codex.
| Tlatelolco. The remains of 41 sacrificial
victims. 30 infants and
the rest youths and adults found at the foot of the stairway of
the Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl temple.
ARTIFACTS ASSOCIATED WITH HUMAN SACRIFICE
Aztec Cannibalism: An Ecological Necessity?
The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice
The Incidence and Significance of Disease among the Aztecs and Related Tribes