The Wisdom of the Ancients

Well, pre-Columbians, anyway. They were originally contemporaneous with the Viking Age, but still being practiced as the Renaissance was well under way.


Eric Blair said...

You won't find a more blood thirsty civilization than the Aztecs and the other Mexican tribes.

They really haven't changed much either.

douglas said...

Yeah, the Aztecs are one of my go-tos when someone makes the mistake of saying that all cultures are equal.

Grim said...

The thing that gets me is, this wasn't originally an Aztec god. The Aztecs conquered this civilization and said, "You know what we really should keep about this one place we've conquered? The rip-out-your-heart-and-wear-your-skin cult."