Mictlantecuhtli: God of Death in Aztec Religion, Mythology

The Mythology of the Aztec God of Death and the Underworld

Mictlantecuhtli: God of Death in Aztec Religion, Mythology - Image Source: Jupiter Images

Ancient Aztec Religion

Which ancient Aztec weapon would you want to take into battle? Find out what weapons were used by the Aztecs in war, and what type of weapon was used for what.

The serpent played a very important role in Aztec religion. It is associated with several gods such as Quetzalcoatl (Feathered Serpent), Xiuhcoatl (Fire Serpent), Mixcoatl (Cloud Serpent) or Coatlicue (She of the Serpent Skirt), the mother of the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli. The word for serpent in Nahuatl, the language spoken by the Aztecs, is coatl.

The serpent played a very important role in Aztec religion. It is associated…

The great temple at Tenochtitlán today,  where temples to the gods Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc stood

The great temple at Tenochtitlán today, where temples to the gods Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc stood

Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent

Aztec religion was a little distinctive between god and natural order, with hundreds of male and female gods. This article talks about the gods role in the religion.

Mictecacihuatl: Goddess of Death in Aztec Religion, Mythology - Image Source: Jupiter Images

Who Was Mictecacihuatl in Aztec Mythology?

Mictecacihuatl was the Aztec goddess of death who lived in Mictlan, the Aztec underworld, with her husband Mictecacihuatl.

Mictecacihuatl: Mictecacihuatl, Goddess of Death in Aztec Religion, Mythology: Mictecacihuatl: Goddess of Death in Aztec Religion, Mythology

Who Was Mictecacihuatl in Aztec Mythology?

Sculpture of Aztec goddess Mictecacihuatl - keeper of bones in the underworld - now presides over the celebration of the day of the dead.

Pic 11: Xiuhtecuhtli, god of fire, creator of all life

Xiuhtecuhtli: ‘The Turquoise Lord’, Lord of the Year, god of fire, creator of…

Aztec  Xochiquetzal  "Patroness of Erotic Love" "Goddess of the Flowering Earth". Celebrated during the "Farewell to the Flowers" festival signifying the coming of frost.

Aztec goddess Xochiquetzal "Patroness of Erotic Love" "Goddess of the Flowering Earth". Celebrated during the "Farewell to the Flowers" festival signifying the coming of frost.

The top ten of the 200 Aztec gods and goddesses recognized by scholars include the most famous and important figures of the Aztec religion.

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec All were afraid of Tezcatlipoca, ‘Smoking Mirror’, the god of fate.

The Aztec religion was made up of a complex set of beliefs, rituals and gods that helped the Aztec/Mexica to make sense of their world's physical reality, and the existence of life and death.

The Main Belief System and Multi-Deity Universe of the Aztecs

The Aztecs had a complex set of beliefs, ceremonies and gods, each one overlooking an aspect of human life and responding to the needs of the Aztec people.

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