How do beliefs keep the population under control?

After reading Chapter 6, select a topic for additional research:

a. Mexica religious folklore

b. Mexica’s militaristic stage

c. Human sacrifice.

d. Coatlicue, She of the Shirt of Serpents

e. Pick a legend of your own choice from this chapter.

How is oppression and dominance expressed in the worship of these spirits, gods and goddesses?  How are gender differences reflected?  How did these beliefs keep the population under control?