Jaguar Warrior

By Alex

The Jaguar Knights were members of the Aztec military. They were a type of Aztec warrior called a cuāuhocēlōtl, an elite military unit similar to the eagle warriors. Following the warrior's path was one of the few ways to change one's social status in Aztec culture. Eagle and Jaguar warriors were full-time warriors who worked for the city-state to protect merchants and the city itself. They were expected to be leaders and commanders both on and off the battlefield, and acted as sort of a police force for the city. Men who reached this rank were considered as nobles and elites of society, and were granted many of the same privileges as a noble. Designer: Caroline Sarrette

jaguar, warrior, aztec