Aztec Mythology

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Aztec Mythology

Explore the gods and goddesses, creatures and creation myths of the Aztec civilization.

The Feathered Serpent

Quetzalcoatl

Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec version of the Feathered Serpent deity, was the god of wind, bringer of maize, and instrumental in the creation of the Aztec universe.

God of War

Huitzilopochtli

The Aztec god Huitzilopochtli was many things to the Mexica people. While Huitzilopochtli led them to Tenochtitlan and unrivaled success, he was also closely tied to empire’s eventual fall.

The Smoking Mirror

Tezcatlipoca

The Aztec god Tezcatlipoca was a powerful, omnipresent deity, one of the creators of the Aztec world, and often represented by a smoking mirror.

God of Rain

Tlaloc

Tlaloc, the Aztec god of rain and one of the oldest Central American deities, was worshiped for over 2000 years, his influence persisting well after the Spanish Conquest.

Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Explore the Aztec pantheon and rediscover the classic Mexica gods including Ometeotl, Quetzalcoatl, Xipe Totec, Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca and more.

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Mother of the Gods

Coatlicue

The Aztec goddess Coatlicue was the serpent-skirt wearing mother of the god of war, Huitzilopochtli, who saved her from his enraged siblings.

Lord of the Duality

Ometeotl

A dual god formed of Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl, Ometeotl was an Aztec creation deity who fathered four of the pantheon’s most venerated gods, including Quetzalcoatl.

The Flayed One

Xipe Totec

Xipe Totec, or the Flayed One, was an Aztec fertility god with a penchant for wearing people’s skin. His rituals included gladiatorial sacrifice and ritual flaying.

God of the Dead

Mictlantecuhtli

One of the oldest gods in the Aztec pantheon, Mictlantecuhtli was the god of death and, much like the Greek Hades, ruler over the land of the dead.