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By Brian J. Robb

George Lucas was once a insurgent, refusing to make movies within the kind of the demise studio procedure, relentlessly pushing the know-how of the day, and nearly on my own in knowing the potential for promotion; yet he was once a insurgent who outfitted an empire. From the fabulous unforeseen good fortune of the unique Star Wars in 1977, whilst cinema attendances handed 20 million for the 1st time in view that 1963, via The Empire moves Back and Return of the Jedi, then the 'dark times', the sixteen years resulting in the blockbusting prequel trilogy - this is often the interesting tale of ways all of it occurred. Life-long celebrity Wars fan and film journalist Brian J. Robb edited the reputable Star Wars journal for a decade and visited the units of Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in Australia (observing director George Lucas at work), in addition to the well-known Skywalker Ranch. He has interviewed some of the stars and staff of all six Star Wars video clips.

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The Tlalhuica were worried and prayed to many gods to help them, but only one answered their prayers. It was Tepoztecatl, the rabbit god of drunkenness. The Tlalhuicans were not sure what he could possibly do, but Tepoztecatl was tricky. Being a god, he was able to change himself into a human and disguise himself as an old man. The Tlalhuicans sent him to be sacrificed, but Tepoztecatl killed the dragon instead. The Tlalhuicans were free of their yearly sacrifice. To thank the rabbit god, they built a large temple to honor him.

Kingdoms did not have regular armies. If a war was planned, state officials would go from house to house gathering up ablebodied men to fight. Battles would begin on a day picked by priests after consulting their calendars. Scouts would first size up the strength of the enemy’s men and forts. Then the army would attack, using their weapons in hand-to-hand combat. After the battle was over, the winning army would take prisoners from the losing side. The men, women, and children could become slaves or even be used as human sacrifices.

Logan, IA: Perfection Learning, 2000. Nicholson, Robert. Aztecs. New York: Cooper Square Publishing, 2000. Shuter, Jane. The Aztecs. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2008. West, David Alexander. Mesoamerican Myths. New York: Rosen Publishing, 2005. ] 47 INDEX Ah Puch 15 animals 18 art 43, 44 bat House, the 19 beans 16 beauty 24 cacao beans 36, 37 calendars 21, 26, 27, 31, 32, caves 21 cenote 9 Chichen Itza 14 chocolate 36, 37, 43 codices 32, 33 creation myths 8, 13 daily life 24–33 dancers 5, 31 Day of the Dead 44 death 14 earthquakes 23 El Dorado 21 48 heaven 12, 14 hieroglyphs 24, 33 Huehuecoyotl 17 Huitaca 36 Huitzilopochtli 38, 39, 42 Huixachtlan, Mount 21 Hun Batz 33 Hun Chen 33 Hun Hunuaphu 8, 19, 33 Hunuaphu 8, 19, 23, 33 Itzamna 15 Ixcacao 29, 36, 37 Ixmucane 29 Ixquic 29 jade 35 jaguars 5, 13, 18, 19 Jaguar Warriors 13 Kukulkan 9, 10, 27 Lords of Death, the 8 families 28, 29 farming 7, 16, 28 Feathered Serpent 4, 10, 18 festivals 31, 44 food & drink 16, 17, 18, 30, 43 maize 16 Mesoamerica 6–9 Mitlantecuhtli 15 monkeys 18, 33 mountains 21, 22, 23 music 40 games 31 gods 4, 10 natural disasters 8, 22 natural resoures 21 natural world 16–23 New Fire Ceremony 21 Palenque 12 plants 18 Popol Vuh 10 Quetzalcoatl 6, 10, 17, 25 rabbits 30, 31 religion 10–15 sacrifice 8 scribes 24, 28, 33 society 24 temples 9, 12, 22, 27, 40, 41 Tenochtitlán 34, 38, 42 Teotihucán 41 Tezcatlipoca 35 Tlaloc 7, 11, 17 Tonatiuh 23, 41 trade 34–35 underworld, the 8, 12, 14, 15, 21, 25 volcanoes 8, 20, 22 warfare 35, 38 weaving 29 Xbalanque 8, 19, 23, 33 Ancient peoples created myths to help explain the world around them—creation, death and the underworld, seasons and agriculture, natural disasters, class structure in society, and commerce.

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