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The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec God Centeotl:(pronounced Cen-teh-otl) was the god of maize. His name means “Maize cob Lord”. He was closely related to Tlaloc and is usually represented as a young man with a maize cob on his headdress. 7. Quetzalcoatl

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec God Quetzalcoatl: (pronounced Keh-tzal-coh-atl), “the Feathered Serpent”, is probably the most famous Aztec deity and is known in many other Mesoamerican cultures such as Teotihuacan and the Maya. He represented the positive counterpart of Tezcatlipoca. He was patron of knowledge and learning and also a creative god.

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec God: Tezcatlipoca (pronounced Tez-cah-tlee-poh-ka). His name means “Smoking Mirror” and he often represented an evil power. Tezcatlipoca was the patron of the night, of the north, and in many aspects represented the opposite of Quetzalcoatl.

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec God Xipe Totec:(Pronounciation: Shee-peh Toh-tek) His name means “Our Lord with the flayed skin”. Xipe Totec was the god of agricultural fertility, the east and the goldsmiths. He is usually portrayed wearing a flayed human skin representing the death of the old and the growth of the new vegetation.

The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec God: Tonatiuh (pronounced Toh-nah-tee-uh) was the sun god. He was a nourishing god who provided warmth and fertility. In order to do so, he needed sacrificial blood. Tonatiuh was also the patron of warriors. For Aztec mythology, Tonatiuh governed the era under which the Aztec believed to live, the era of the Fifth Sun.

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The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses

Aztec God: Chalchiuhtlicue (pronounced Tchal-chee-uh-tlee-ku-eh) was the goddess of water and all aquatic elements. Her name means “she of the Jade Skirt”. She was the wife and/or sister of Tlaloc and was also patroness of childbirth.

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