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10 Aztec Symbols Explained

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Generally, in the Aztec world, fine weapons were symbols of power and religious war. In the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs, the spear thrower was called 'atlatl' and was a symbol of warfare and magical power. Important Aztec gods were depicted holding 'atlatl', decorated with snake (or serpent) designs or feathers (symbolizing a bird of prey).

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