The Teotihuacan Skull


Eagle Warrior & Skull

The Aztec Empire was centered around war and agriculture. An elite branch of the Aztec military was the Eagle Warriors. One can see the head of an Eagle Warrior within the smoke of Reina.

Aztec skull displays are legendary. They believed the bones of the dead were the seeds of new life. Their empire rested on seeds for agriculture, along with war of domination and tributes paid by the defeated. A skull has formed in the lower smoke of Reina.

Warriors were afforded great rewards and respect. A common person could achieve great wealth and fame as a warrior. Death as a warrior was sought by many young men. Women who died in childbirth were esteemed as dead warriors also. Both went straight to the realm of the Sun upon death and avoided the perils of Mictlan.