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Aztec Mythology

Aztec Mythology

Ahuizotl

Ahuizotl Pronounced: Ah-wee-zo-tul Origin: Aztec The dreaded Ahuizotl lives at the bottom of deep lakes and pools of freshwater. It ...
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Aztec Suns

Aztec suns : The Aztec told their history and recounted their mythology in eras, or ages, called Suns. These have ...
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Aztlán

Aztlán

Aztlán The Mexica’s mythical place of origin and home to Huitzilopochtli and his mother, Coatlicue. The land on which they ...
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Binding of the Years (new fire ceremony)

Binding of the Years (new fire ceremony)

Binding of the Years (new fire ceremony) : Among the Mexica, this ritual ceremony took place outside of Tenochtitlán when ...
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Chachalmeca

Chachalmeca is in Aztec ritual, a high-ranking priest in charge of sacrifices. Aztec priests were not allowed to marry, and ...
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Judika Illes

Chalchihuitlicue

Chalchihuitlicue She of the Jade Skirt Origin: Aztec Chalchihuitlicue is queen of rivers, lakes, and standing, still waters. The meaning ...
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Chalmecaciutl

Chalmecaciuatl is in Aztec mythology, the paradise for children who died before they reached the age of reason. The concept ...
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Cihuateteo

The Cihuateteo are Aztec female warrior spirits, souls of women who died in childbirth, considered the equivalent of dying valiantly ...
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Cihuateteo (Cihuapipiltin)

Cihuateteo (Cihuapipiltin)

Cihuateteo (Cihuapipiltin) In Aztec mythology, the spirits of women who died in childbirth. They would leave their paradise of the ...
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Huehecoyotl

Huehecoyotl Old, Old Coyote Origin: Aztec Huehuecoyotl is a trickster spirit, Aztec lord of dance, music, and carnal delight. He ...
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Malinalxochitl

Malinalxochitl Beautiful Wildflower Also known as: Malinal Xochitl Pronounced: Mah-lee-nahl-show-chee-tul The Aztecs spent centuries wandering, searching for their promised land, ...
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Mayahuel

Mayahuel Lady Maguey; The Woman of Four Hundred Breasts Also known as: Xochitl Origin: Aztec Mayahuel is the spirit of ...
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Demons

Mictantecutli

Mictantecutli Aztec lord of the underworld and king of Demons. Mictantecutli is the only Aztec deity besides the Sun god, ...
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Mictlancihuatl

Mictlancihuatl Lady of Death Origin: Mexico Mictlancihuatl is Queen of Mictlan, the Aztec realm of death, which she presides over ...
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Montezuma II

Montezuma II (Monteczoma, Motechuzoma, Moctezuma, Montecuzomatzin) (sad or angry lord) (1466–1520) is in Aztec history and legend, the last ruler, ...
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Paynal

Paynal (Paynalton) (he who hastens) is in an Aztec rite, the name given to the man who played the part ...
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Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca

Tezcatlipoca Aztec prince of the Underworld, sorcerer, and king of the witches. The name Tezcatlipoca means “smoking mirror,” in reference ...
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Tonacatecutli

Tonacatecutli (Tonacateotle) (lord of our existence) is in Aztec mythology, consort of Tonacacihuatl, with whom he lived in the ninth, ...
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