Aztec Religion at the time of the Spanish Conquest
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The Aztec religion was very receptive, in that gods of conquered peoples were readily welcomed into its' rich and varied pantheon. The priests of Tenochtitlan eagerly adopted the rituals and myths of foreign tribes. The Aztecs were open in their acceptance of the Spanish religion and god, but not as the 'one and true church', nor as the 'one and true god'. The Spaniards, however, were not of a similar persuasion. Theirs was a closed religion, one which could not coexist with pagan gods and rituals.