Aztec Eagle Warriors

Nov 19, 2014 on YESTERDAY at 12:00 AM


A special class of infantry soldier in the Aztec army and one of two military orders in Aztec society, the Eagle Warrior, or cuāuhocēlōtl, was an elite military order made up of the bravest soldiers of noble birth. The "Eagles" were soldiers of the s... (more)un, for the eagle was the symbol of the sun. The life of Aztec warriors was one of constant battle, as the primary purpose for this continual warfare was to take prisoners to be sacrificed to their gods. Of the Aztec warrior societies, the Eagle Warriors were known to take the most prisoners in battle and therefore the most feared.

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