- from Aztecs
For the Aztecs, religion was as much a part of daily life as eating or breathing.
The city of Tenochtitlan was filled with huge open-air temples, with the largest, the Great Temple, in the center of the city. The priests at the temple were important in Tenochtitlan’s religious life. The Aztecs believed they lived in the era of the fifth Sun and that the world would one day end violently. To postpone that day, they performed human sacrifices.