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Da Aztec gods and goddesses

kellan theobald

on 8 May 2014

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Transcript of THE AZTECS

He is the God of night, Aztec memory, God of time and lord of the north.
The Old Coyote, also known as the Ancient Drum. He is a trickster, capable of reversals and pranks, often cruel ones. Huehuecoyotl is also a god of storytelling, music, dance and merriment.
He is the sun or the sun god. Or a symbol of the present era.
The Twin, the Shapeshifter, Venus as the Evening Star, the Lord of the West, Double of Quetzalcoatl.
Heart of the Mountain, the Jaguar of Night, lord of the animals, darkened caves, echoes and earthquakes.
"She of the Jade Skirt", or "She whose Night-robe of Jewel-stars Whirls Above", Lady of the Maintenance.
Quetzalcoatl is the twin of Xolotl and is called the Feathered serpent.
She Who Dwells In The House, the goddess of hearth fires, personal treasures and volcanoes.
The God of Maize and also called the hairy one
Lord of the land of medicines, a God of healing and fertility.
Hummingbird of the South, (or Hummingbird of the Left) is the central deity of the Mexica.
Itztli (also Itzli) or Obsidian, is a god of stone and sacrifice. He is a variant of Tezcatlipoca and shares qualities with Itztlacoliuhqui-Ixquimilli.
Cihuateteo or Cihuapipiltin
The divine or noble women, the goddesses of the crossroads.
The Obsidian or Clawed Butterfly, the Feminine Warrior.
The goddess Mictlancihuatl is the wife of the Death God Mictlantecuhtli, ruler of Mictlan, the northern realm of the dead.
gods and godesses. end
Aztec Flower War

Perhaps the best known ancient Aztec weapon is the maquahuitl (macahuitl).

The ritual of the Aztec flower war all started with Tlacaelel, an emperor of the Aztec empire. Tlacaelel brought the empire to the height of its power in the 1400s. He began to rewrite the history of the Aztecs, burning old history texts and emphasizing that his people were the chosen of the gods.
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