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Warfare as Ritual Sacrifice
Aztec Ritual Sacrifice
Removing the heart of a captured warrior:
feeding the Sun God
Western Ritual Sacrifice, First World War
French soldiers running into machine gun fire: feeding France
Aztec Ritual Sacrifice Western Ritual Sacrifice
Aztec Sacrifice. Post-Conquest Nahua Painting, c. 1560. (Priests hold excavated heart to sun atop teocalli) c. 1650 ref 1500 Aztecs Spanish Conquest. French soldiers charging, in the open, toward a German position during the early weeks of WWI. Most would soon be slaughtered by German machine guns and artillery.