Aztec Paganism is the Mesoamerican religion of the Aztecs. Like other Mesoamerican religions, it has elements of human sacrifice in connection with a large number of religious festivals which are held according to patterns of the Aztec calendar. It has a large and ever increasing pantheon; the Aztecs often adopt deities of other geographic regions or peoples into their own religious practice. Aztec cosmology divides the world into upper and nether worlds, each associated with a specific set of deities and astronomical objects. Important in Aztec religion are the sun, moon and the planet Venus — all of which hold different symbolic and religious meanings and are connected to deities and geographical places.
The Aztec religion features a creation myth centered on sacrifice - even gods were sacrificed to keep the sun moving. This is reflected in the many festivals and rituals of the religion, which feature human sacrifice on a massive scale. The chief gods are Huitzilopochtli, god of war and human sacrifice, Tlaloc, god of thunder and rain, Xiuhteccuhtli, god of fire, Xipe Totec, 'our Lord the Flayed One' and Quetzalcoatl, god of wisdom. Defining features in-game:
Head - High Priest
Holy sites - Rome, St Denis, Cordoba, Sidi, St Pauls
- Low-tech non-pagans have very low Supply Limit in Pagan counties.
- Rulers are limited to Gavelkind Succession.
- Inferior at conversion and vulnerable to non-pagan missionaries.
- Rulers lose Prestige if at peace for too long.
- The Aztec faith can be Reformed.