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Professor Alan R. Sandstrom

Question for March 2010

What happened to the Aztec gods after the conquest? Asked by . Chosen and answered by Professor Alan R. Sandstrom.

Close-up of dressed paper images of Grandfather and Grandmother, the sacred aspects of the earth. The paper figures are dressed in elaborately embroidered costumes and then wrapped in new bandanas.
Close-up of dressed paper images of Grandfather and Grandmother, the sacred aspects of the earth. The paper figures are dressed in elaborately embroidered costumes and then wrapped in new bandanas. (Click on image to enlarge)

In response to this superb question we received TWO brilliant answers from our Panel of Experts. The first we’ve put in our ‘Aztec Gods’ section - just follow the link below to read it. The second one - to be April 2010 ‘Question of the Month’ - will appear shortly in our ‘Spanish Conquest’ section.

Photo courtesy of and © Alan R. Sandstrom and Pamela Effrein Sandstrom

Professor Alan Sandstrom’s full article (in ‘Aztec Gods’ section)

Professor Alan R. Sandstrom has answered 2 questions altogether:

What happened to the Aztec gods after the conquest?

Do you know the names of all the Aztec gods?

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