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Product Description: Following their first contact in 1519, accounts of Aztecs identifying Spaniards as gods proliferated. But what exactly did the Aztecs mean by a "god" (teotl), and how could human beings become gods or take on godlike properties? This sophisticated, interdisciplinary study analyzes three concepts that are foundational to Aztec religion—teotl (god), teixiptla (localized embodiment of a god), and tlaquimilolli (sacred bundles containing precious objects)—to shed new light on the Aztec understanding of how spiritual beings take on form and agency in the material world...read more

Hardcover:

9780292760882 | Univ of Texas Pr, January 30, 2015, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: Following their first contact in 1519, accounts of Aztecs identifying Spaniards as gods proliferated.

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9781477309865 | Univ of Texas Pr, November 1, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Following their first contact in 1519, accounts of Aztecs identifying Spaniards as gods proliferated.

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