Jaguar warriors or jaguar knights, ocēlōtl Nahuatl pronunciation: [oˈseːloːt͡ɬ] ( listen) (singular) or ocēlōmeh [oseːˈloːmeʔ] (plural) were members of the Aztec military elite. They were a type of Aztec warrior called a cuāuhocēlōtl [kʷaːwoˈseːloːt͡ɬ].... read more ›
Tēcuani (and its variants tekuani, tekuane, tecuane) means "jaguar" in Nahuatl.... see more ›
The Maya word for Jaguar (Panthera Onca) is Bahlam or B'alam. Also called Tigre in Spanish, jaguars are the largest cat species in the Americas and they are the third largest cat in the world, after tigers and lions.... see more ›
The fearsome and battled hardened Aztec Eagle and Jaguar warriors were some of the fiercest in the Aztec empire. Commonly referred to as the cuauhtlocelotl in ancient Nahuatl, the Eagle Jaguar warriors were part of a military order in the Aztec army that was reserved for the elite.... read more ›
The main difference between Aztec and Mayan is that Aztecs lived in central Mexico from 14th to 16th century, whereas the Mayan empire expanded all over an enormous terrain in northern Central America and southern Mexico during 2600 BC.... read more ›
In short, the Maya came first, and settled in modern-day Mexico. Next, came the Olmecs, who also settled Mexico. They didn't build any major cities, but they were widespread and prosperous. They were followed by the Inca in modern-day Peru, and finally the Aztecs, also in modern-day Mexico.... see more ›
Central American Cultural Significance. In Mayan and Mexican culture, the jaguar is called Balaam. It is a symbol of life, associated with the regenerative power of nature. It also symbolizes fertile land.... continue reading ›
Tezcatlipoca's nagual, or animal disguise, was the jaguar, the spotted skin of which was compared to the starry sky. A creator god, Tezcatlipoca ruled over Ocelotonatiuh (“Jaguar-Sun”), the first of the four worlds that were created and destroyed before the present universe.... read more ›
Nahuatl language, Spanish náhuatl, Nahuatl also spelled Nawatl, also called Aztec, American Indian language of the Uto-Aztecan family, spoken in central and western Mexico. Nahuatl, the most important of the Uto-Aztecan languages, was the language of the Aztec and Toltec civilizations of Mexico.... continue reading ›
The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness. For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one's fears, or to confront one's enemies.... see more ›
The jaguar spirit animal is a powerful symbol of protection, power, and majesty. Jaguar people are not afraid to go their own way, and others are in awe of them when they do. In addition, they are the types of people who can make things happen, such as creating abundance where others think it's not possible.... see more ›
The were-jaguar was a powerful spirit who controlled rain and storms, as well as the growth of maize, the staple crop of the Olmec. This sculpture, used for ritual purposes, would have been carved for a member of the elite.... continue reading ›
The Aztecs were tough, hardcore ball-busters whose penchant for violence and righteous unrelenting groin-kicking didn't leave much to the imagination, but in the late fifteenth century there was one badass warrior who dared to defy their ever-expanding empire of blood – Chief Tlahuicole of the Tlaxcalan tribe.... read more ›
|Late 17th-century portrait attributed to Antonio Rodríguez|
|Huey Tlatoani of the Aztec Empire Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan|
Both the Eagle and Jaguar warriors were referred to as 'cuāuhocēlōtl' and were the two most elite types of warriors in the Aztec military. The warriors that earned these designations were regarded as the best for their ability to capture prisoners in battle, which was one of the main objectives of the Aztec military.... read more ›
The Aztecs were the Native American people who dominated northern Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest in the early 16th century.... read more ›
The Aztecs led a more brutal, warlike lifestyle, with frequent human sacrifices, whereas the Maya favoured scientific endeavours such as mapping the stars.... view details ›
Yes, the Aztecs and Mayans were close enough to each other that they had contact and interaction. However, the Aztecs (and, for that matter the Mayans) were to far away from the Incas for those civilizations to have any contact.... read more ›
The great Aztec empire was preceded by advanced civilisations including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec and Maya. The Olmec were in fact Mexico's first known society, who settled near what is now Veracruz on the Gulf Coast and are known for their carved head sculptures.... read more ›
The Olmecs, Mexico's first known society, settled on the Gulf Coast near what is now Veracruz.... see more ›
Key differences between Maya vs Aztec vs Inca
The Maya were native people of Mexico and Central America, while the Aztec covered most of northern Mesoamerica between c. 1345 and 1521 CE, whereas Inca flourished in ancient Peru between c. 1400 and 1533 CE and extended across western South America.... read more ›
The Aztecs regarded the jaguar as the bravest of beasts, and the proud 'ruler of the animal world' according to the Florentine Codex compiled by the Spaniard priest Bernardino de Sahagún. The jaguar was a favourite symbol in Aztec representations of war.... read more ›
Ancient Maya Routinely Captured Jaguars, Pumas, and Other Cats Kill in Brutal Sacrifice Rituals. Recent findings from the Maya city of Copán in Honduras have shed new light on the role of wild animals in ancient Mesoamerican society.... read more ›
Among the most important animals for Aztec culture are the dog, golden eagle, quetzal, and butterflies.... see more ›
- Huitzilopochtli - the supreme god of the Sun and war.
- Tezcatlipoca - the ever-present creator god and patron deity of warriors.
- Tlaloc - god of rain, water, lightning, and agriculture.
- Quetzalcóatl - god of winds and rain and the creator of humanity.
- Coatlicue - the earth-mother goddess.
The four main Aztec gods are considered to be Huitzilopochtli, Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca, and Xipe Totec. These gods were the children of Ometecuhtli. These are the four most important Aztec gods, but there are many more to explore, and plenty more Aztec god names to discover!... view details ›
|Ethnic group||Aztec, (Mexica)|
|Parents||• Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl (Codex Zumarraga) • Mixcoatl and Coatlicue (Codex Florentine)|
In older usage the term was commonly used about modern Nahuatl-speaking ethnic groups, as Nahuatl was previously referred to as the "Aztec language". In recent usage, these ethnic groups are referred to as the Nahua peoples.... view details ›
Anahuac (meaning land surrounded by water) was the name in Nahuatl given to what is now Mexico during Pre-Hispanic times.... view details ›
Classical Nahuatl was the language of the Aztec empire and was used as a lingua franca in much of Mesoamerica from the 7th century AD until the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. The modern dialects of Nahuatl spoken in the Valley of Mexico are closest to Classical Nahuatl.... continue reading ›
To the ancient civilisations of Mexico; the Olmecs, the Mayans and the Aztecs, the jaguar was worshipped as a deity. Because of its ability to see in the night, they believed that jaguars were able to move between worlds. The jaguar was a being of the stars and the earth.... read more ›
Jaguar tattoos can have a variety of meanings, the five main meanings being; humility, patience, inner strength, power, and confidence.... see more ›
Jaguars are excellent swimmers
Unlike many domestic cats, jaguars don't avoid water. They have adapted to living in wet environments, and can be found swimming in lakes, rivers and wetlands. They are confident swimmers, known to cross large rivers.... continue reading ›
A term that describes a woman 50 years and older who dates significantly younger men; similar to cougars who are in the age range of 30-50; commonly found in a club looking to pick up younger men.... view details ›
Physical appearance. The Jaquins are a cross between a jaguar and a macaw. Aside from their wings, they have feathers on the back of their legs and on the end of their tails. Advertisement.... continue reading ›
The resplendent Jaguar moves through the jungles with power and intensity. The Spirit Animal challenges you to face fears and confront both enemies and barriers head-on. Jaguar also embodies the attribute of vision with eyes piercing the veil of night and seeing things with pristine clarity.... see details ›
Answer and Explanation: No. while they did occupy some of the same space, the Aztec civilization was more widespread, and more importantly, only started truly existing in the late 1200s or early 1300s CE. The Olmecs, meanwhile, were fading as a civilization by 400 BCE.... see details ›
The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived in the tropical lowlands on the Gulf of Mexico in the present-day Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco. The name Olmec is a Nahuatl—the Aztec language—word; it means the rubber people.... continue reading ›
Olmec, the first elaborate pre-Columbian civilization of Mesoamerica (c. 1200–400 bce) and one that is thought to have set many of the fundamental patterns evinced by later American Indian cultures of Mexico and Central America, notably the Maya and the Aztec.... view details ›
A: We don't have information from Aztec Ruins, but based on nearby excavations it appears most women were about 4' 8”, and most men were 5' 2.” Interestingly however, the height of people found at great houses similar to Aztec Ruins was about 2" taller on average, suggesting they had better access to nutritious high- ...... see more ›
The Viking would certainly win this fight. Norsemen used extensively steel weapons and armor(chain mail and lamellar) while the Aztec used obsidian( a type of stone/crystal) and wooden weapons and hardened cotton and animal hide armor.... continue reading ›
The Aztecs had many enemies. Among these were the Huaxtec, Purempecha,and the Mayan. The Purempecha were almost as powerful as the Aztec and were located to their west, while the Mayan were the main enemies to the east of the Empire.... read more ›
Cuauhtémoc, also called Guatimozin, (born c. 1495—died February 26, 1522), 11th and last Aztec emperor, nephew and son-in-law of Montezuma II.... view details ›
Tlapalizquixochtzin was an Aztec noblewoman and Queen regnant of the Aztec city of Ecatepec. She was also a Queen consort or Empress of Tenochtitlan.... continue reading ›
- Huitzilopochtli – 'The Hummingbird of the South' ...
- Tezcatlipoca – 'The Smoking Mirror' ...
- Quetzalcoatl – 'The Feathered Serpent' ...
- Coatlicue – 'The Serpent Skirt' ...
- Tonatiuh – 'The Turquoise Lord' ...
- Tlaloc – 'He Who Makes Things Sprout'
The Aztecs were famous for their agriculture, land, art, and architecture. They developed writing skills, a calendar system and also built temples and places of worship.... see details ›
Of the eleven kings that ruled the Aztecs, the most famous was Montezuma II, who was the ninth king of the Aztec Empire who ruled from 1502 to 1520.... read more ›
Ocelotl [oh-say-lo]:“Jaguar Warrior” in the Aztec language of Nahuatl.... read more ›
Ancient Maya Routinely Captured Jaguars, Pumas, and Other Cats Kill in Brutal Sacrifice Rituals. Recent findings from the Maya city of Copán in Honduras have shed new light on the role of wild animals in ancient Mesoamerican society.... see more ›
The Jaguar Warriors were members of one of the most elite military units of the Aztec empire. The knights of their kingdom, they were full-time soldiers whose ferocity on the battlefield was unmatched. Off the battlefield, they were expected to exhibit equally strong leadership skills.... continue reading ›
Sure, you may say that to your house cat, but the ancient Maya may have said that to a jaguar. According to a new study, the Maya kept animals such as jaguars and dogs in their homes, but whether they were pets, eaten as food or used for sacrifices — or all three, remains unknown.... read more ›
On January 16, 378, a Maya king, Jaguar Paw, was killed in what is now Tikal, Guatemala. Jaguar Paw's death was probably a result of the arrival of an invading army from Teotihuacan, a city in the highlands of the Valley of Mexico, near what is today Mexico City, Mexico.... see more ›
Among many other fascinating stories about Mayan history and culture, my guide stated that around 600 to 900 AD the Mayans likely had some contact with the Vikings.... view details ›
One of the most sacred animals for the Maya was the jaguar – the Balam. This animal is closely associated with the sun, but also with the night and consequently was thought to have the ability to cross between the realms of the living and the dead.... view details ›
Jaguars are considered an apex predator with no natural predators in the wild. Jaguars are also deemed a keystone species, an animal species that is directly related to the health of the ecosystem.... read more ›
Who was the most powerful Aztec god? Huitzilopochtli, without doubt, was the most feared and powerful god. As the god of war, the sun, and sacrifice, he was the god to be reckoned with.... see details ›
The Aztecs were tough, hardcore ball-busters whose penchant for violence and righteous unrelenting groin-kicking didn't leave much to the imagination, but in the late fifteenth century there was one badass warrior who dared to defy their ever-expanding empire of blood – Chief Tlahuicole of the Tlaxcalan tribe.... continue reading ›
In Nahuatl, the Aztec language, the jaguar was called ocelotl - a fact which has led to confusion with the different and smaller ocelot.... read more ›
The lineage of the jaguar appears to have originated in Africa and spread to Eurasia 1.95–1.77 mya. The modern species may have descended from Panthera gombaszoegensis, which is thought to have entered the American continent via Beringia, the land bridge that once spanned the Bering Strait.... see details ›
Mel Gibson's latest film, Apocalypto, tells a story set in pre-Columbian Central America, with the Mayan Empire in decline. Villagers who survived a savage attack are taken by their captors through the jungle to the central Mayan city.... see details ›
In North America, the jaguar currently ranges from the southern part of the United States in the north, to the southern part of Central America in the south. As recently as 2016, jaguars of Mexican origin have been spotted in Arizona.... view details ›