Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Cihuateteo. Childbirth was considered a type of battle in Aztec myth, and was very important. The status of a warrior who perished during battle was given to a women who died while giving birth. The dead women's ashes supposedly gave soldiers in battle strength prior to them turning into the Cihuateteo. The Cihuateteo caused sickness and seduced men to commit adultery.
Ahuitzotl. The Ahuitzotl was a supernatural Aztec creature. It was otter-like and ate humans. It supposedly was a water beast, and it grabbed its victims with a hand on its tail.
Chicomecoatl. Her name translates to "Seven Snakes" in English. She was sometimes called a "goddess of nourishment". She had multiple forms of depiction, such as a woman, a mother, and a flower-carrying girl. A young girl would be sacrificed to her every September during the Aztec civilization. Her blood would be spread on a statue of Chicomecoatl.
Tlazolteotl. She purified people from sins, usually sexual ones. She also caused sexually transmitted diseases, which were cured by a steam bath. Filth and midwives are associated with her.
Toci. Toci is also called the Earth goddess, healing goddess, and war goddess. She was sometimes drawn as being young, but was also old.
Acolnahuacatl. Mictlan, the underworld, was what Acolnahuacatl was god of. In the Aztec language, Nahuatl, the name means "strong feline" or "arm of Puma". He made the barrier between the living's world and the dead's kingdom, and made sure that the living didn't enter the dead's world.
Itzli. Itztli is another way to spell his name. Stone was the main thing he was a god of. A sacrificial knife was the main form of stone he represented.
Ehecatl. Ehecatl is associated with the wind. Ehecatl was the god who created the sun and moon by blowing on Nanahuatzin and Tecciztecatl, who were to become the new sun and moon, and didn't move at first. He is linked to all directions.
Huitzilopochtli. Tenochtitlan was a city he was a patron of; in addition, he was a warfare god and sun god. In his family, Coatlicue was his mother, his father was sometimes said to be Mixcoatl, and Malinalxochit was his rival and sister. He guided the Aztecs to the future site of Tenochtitlan, and told them to look for an eagle on a cactus, eating a snake. When they found it, they built Tenochtitlan. Uitzilopochtli is an alternate spelling of Huitzilopochtli.