Comments on: Teotihuacan… Where Men Become Gods http://www.journeyidea.org/teotihuacan-where-men-become-gods Travel across the world with Journey Idea Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:11:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 By: vareeja http://www.journeyidea.org/teotihuacan-where-men-become-gods/comment-page-1#comment-13744 vareeja Thu, 24 Jun 2010 10:26:58 +0000 http://www.journeyidea.org/?p=125#comment-13744 Teotihuacanos practiced human sacrifice: human bodies and animal sacrifices have been found during excavations of the pyramids at Teotihuacan. Scholars believe that the people offered human sacrifices as part of a dedication when buildings were expanded or constructed. The victims were probably enemy warriors captured in battle and brought to the city for ritual sacrifice to ensure the city could prosper. Some men were decapitated, some had their hearts removed, others were killed by being hit several times over the head, and some were buried alive. Animals that were considered sacred and represented mythical powers and military were also buried alive, imprisoned in cages: cougars, a wolf, eagles, a falcon, an owl, and even venomous snakes Teotihuacanos practiced human sacrifice: human bodies and animal sacrifices have been found during excavations of the pyramids at Teotihuacan.

Scholars believe that the people offered human sacrifices as part of a dedication when buildings were expanded or constructed. The victims were probably enemy warriors captured in battle and brought to the city for ritual sacrifice to ensure the city could prosper.

Some men were decapitated, some had their hearts removed, others were killed by being hit several times over the head, and some were buried alive.

Animals that were considered sacred and represented mythical powers and military were also buried alive, imprisoned in cages: cougars, a wolf, eagles, a falcon, an owl, and even venomous snakes

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