Apizteotl

Apizteotl (hungry god) In Aztec mythology, god of famine. When a sacrifice was offered and human flesh eaten as part of the rite, those who did not then wash in a fresh-running river or spring were said to be “addicted to the god of famine,” according to Fray Diego Durán in his book The Ancient Calendar, which describes Aztec feasts and festivals.

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Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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