1. Ancient Aztecs Sacrifices
It is said that as part of the Aztecs Empire rituals, the Aztecs used to sacrifice people to Huitzilopochtli, a God of warlike aspects. The victim used to be placed on a sacrificial stone. These sacrifices used to be severely brutal as the priest tore the body apart in order to extract the “still-beating” heart.
The brutality was discovered through many archaeological expeditions, however, it became a headline again in 2004 when a discovery outside of Mexico City found and fished out a number of decapitated and mutilated bodies of humans as well as animals. The corpses gave a clear message of just how barbarous these sacrifices were.