Vitzilopuchtl

Vitzilopuchtl (sorcerer) In Aztec mythology, a war god who could change himself into any shape. According to various Spanish accounts, Vitzilopuchtl was originally a sorcerer of the black arts who was noted for his strength in battle. When he died, he was deified and slaves were sacrificed to him. A dragonlike creature was his symbol.

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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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