Wikijunior:Ancient Civilizations/Toltecs

What Countries Did They Live In?Edit

The Toltec civilization began in what is now southern Mexico then spread north through the rest of Mexico.

What did their buildings look like?Edit

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What did they wear?Edit

What did their writing look like?Edit

What did they believe?Edit

The Toltec believed in two gods. One was Quetzalcoatl, the “Sovereign Plumed Serpent”. This was the god of learning, culture, philosophy, fertility, holiness, and gentility. The other god is Tezcatlipoca, the “Smoked Mirror”. This god was war-like.[1]

Are some of them famous even today?Edit

What is left of them today?Edit

When did their civilization exist?Edit

Who did they battle with?Edit

The Toltecs were pre-Columbian Native Americans. They took over most of central Mexico between the 10th and 12th century. Toltecs once ruled the Mayans. The Mayans and the Toltecs clashed. They tried to compromise but the Toltecs took over. The Toltecs were later taken over by the Chichimecs in 1200 A.D.


2 Past Worlds Harper Collins Atlas of Archeology. London:Times Books Ltd. 1988.

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