They could not put the kids to work because they were not slaves. But you might notice some differences, for better or for worse, in national pride, parental disciple, and a sense of individual responsibility. Other tribes had to pay tribute to them in the form of food, clothing, goods, and captives to feed the hungry Aztec gods. Their poetry was about love, and children, and war, and good deeds, and proper behavior. The society as a whole was very strict in the moral sense. Kids of slaves were not slaves.
Each child was warned against gambling, gossiping, thieving, and drunkenness. The social classes were also very distinct. Male children were raised to be warriors. Once the matchmaker chose two people to be married, the families would both need to agree. Warfare was a way of life for the Aztecs.
In February and April, children were sacrificed to the maize gods. Daily Life of a Peasant The daily life of a peasant in the Inca Empire was full of hard work. Punishment for breaking the rules was severe. For instance, some victims were drowned as an offering to the rain god, Tlaloc. Record keepers were more interested in other aspects of society, and family life was considered the sphere of women. Aztec girls learned more at home, they would learn how to weave cloth which started at age four, and later they would learn cooking at twelve years old, and after that Aztec girls were more or less considered to be ready to be a good wife.
Activities Take a ten question about this page. It was against the law for a commoner to carry anything made of or decorated with feathers. They also learned how to cook and make clothing. Depending on their situation, both the man and the woman may be involved in working the land. Aztec customs and laws also barred the common people from wearing certain kinds of clothes and jewelry exclusively reserved for the nobility and emperors. By the age of 5 boys went with their fathers to the marketplace, to gather firewood or to go fishing. Aztec Customs Aztec Ritual For Flooding Aztec Customs of Peasants and Slaves Aztec customs related to petty peasants were not very different from the customs related to European serfs at the same.
Life was hard, but no one in the Inca Empire went hungry. You could buy your way out of slavery once you paid off the debt. Boys were typically dedicated to war, and it was seen as their destiny. Feathers were a sign of status. From what we know, parents loved their children very much.
These laws resemble the medieval laws and customs which were also prevalent in Europe. Aztec children also learned the deep importance of , which permeated the entire culture. They had a rich set of cultural practices and religious rituals which, as the empire expanded, brought into its fold the cultural and religious practices of other city-states as well. These schools taught and provided. When they were young, children were taught by their parents, but when they reached their teens they attended school.
These roles were symbolized by burying the umbilical cord of the girl under the house whereas the boys were given to a warrior to be buried in a battlefield. Like other aspects of , life in an Aztec society family was permeated by religious beliefs, right from the start. The Aztec civilization began as several tribes populating the northern Mexico desert in the early 12th century. Since most crimes were punished by death, this actually was a good alternative to most punishments. Steam baths were taken every day.
Wealthy people lived in homes made of stone or sun-dried brick. The Aztec year was divided into 18 months of four, five-day weeks. When older children were bad, they could have a painful punishment. About the Author Laura Leddy Turner began her writing career in 1976. Still, the husband was supposed to treat all wives equally in daily life. Fasting was also undertaken by the common people and even the emperors.
Aztec Customs History The history of Aztec customs and traditions naturally began with the founding of the capital city of Tenochtitlan on the swampy island of Lake Texcoco in 1325. The behaviour and discipline of the Aztec children Aztec people were thought to have been strict but loving with their children. The typical Aztec midwife would be an older lady, and she would deliver the baby, and a mighty war cry was given upon delivery. Weddings were arranged by matchmakers. All people, including children, had to follow a set code of behavior. Slaves could even married a freewoman. That was one of the many reasons the other tribes hated and feared the Aztec.