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March 7, 2012 Lecture

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG210Y1
Professor
Joseph Bryant
Semester
Winter

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March 6 2012 Aztec Cannibalismflesh of victims ritualistically consumed pepper tomatoes human flesh In consuming consecrated flesh of god impersonator the Mexican believed they were in communion with gods themselves Partaking of bodyblood ingestion of psychotropic plants was similar etcsacred mushroomsflesh of gods Only the aristocracy was entitles to consume human flesh which was considered consecrated Spanish priests regard Aztec as Satanic Inversion of Christianity and question practices of human sacrifice why not birds or other animals Receive sarcastic replies those are offering of low poor men not nobles Ecological crises and Spanish conquests Recurrent earthquakes floods locusts and rodents droughts Population strain from C 1200 to 1500 growth from roughly 120 000 to almost 100 000 Protein defiency Extinction of the mega fauna Great famine of 1454 noble children sold into slavery famine of 15024 Guerra Florida perhaps beginning to decline by 1500 as struggle for power intensifies Aztec brutality mounts clie
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