Ultimate Guide to Aztec Mythology

Aztec mythology is the collected myths and legends of the Aztec people. One of their best-known myths is the founding of the city Tenochtitlan, built on the spot where the travelers saw an eagle perched on a cactus and holding a rattlesnake, an image which endures on the Mexican flag today.


Aztec Gods

The deities responsible for the repeated creation and destruction of all humanity

The Aztec gods and goddesses were a bloodthirsty group whose constant warring with each other led to a cycle of death and rebirth for all humanity. Each of the first four ages was ruled by a different deity, or “sun,” and each age ended in violence before a new sun was chosen.

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