THE FORMATION OF WARRIORS

The military class called Yaoquizque, was educated by teachers selected among the most outstanding warriors in the Tepuchcalli which was also the home of the boys, in this school the boys enrolled when they were 15 years old and their first chores were of servitude, they led an austere life, they cultivated the fields together of the Tepuchcalli, during the day and at the late afternoon they showered and directed themselves on the cuicalco or home the dance, there they danced and sang until the night came. They used to hold religious ceremonies and astronomic observations at midnight it was forbidden to drink pulque (an alcoholic drink made by the ancient civilizations), and get drunk, it was punished with the death penalty. The same thing was sentenced for the ones who were caught with women and laziness was also not tolerable. The strict military education first consisted in teaching young men the use of weapons; to exercise in the bow and arrow they went out hunting.

When the young man turned 20 years old, his parents would offer a celebration dinner to old warriors; they gave blankets as a gift and begged them to take care of the child in war, to teach him how to fight and to always protect him from the enemy. Since that age the young man already participated in combats. They were allowed to paint their faces in stripes of ink and they wore an Indian hat with white feathers, they could also participate in religious ceremonies of high rank and the best thing was they could invite girls to the Cuicalco to go with them after the balls.

The educated young men in the Tepuschacalli would never ascend to high dignities reserved to the children of the noble that were educated in a different school called the Calmecac.

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