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The third group of gods are the war and sacrifice gods, Huitzilopochtil is one of them. He was the god of the Sun as well, and demanded that people are sacrificed to him to keep him happy. Needless to say, he was ecstatic.

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Aztec archer, peasant levy, allied officer These are examples of non-Mexica troops who can still be considered "Aztec" in the broader term of the empire definition. Source: Osprey Military Men-At-Arms series 101 "The Conquistadores" by Terence Wise. Illustrator: Angus McBride.

Aztec archer, peasant levy, allied officer These are examples of non-Mexica…

Dzahui, the Mixtec lightning deity (parallel to the Aztec Tlaloc). detail of Codex Zouche-Nuttall page 5.

Dzahui, the Mixtec lightning deity (parallel to the Aztec Tlaloc). detail of Codex Zouche-Nuttall page

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli as an owl shooting Tezcatlipoca

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli as an owl shooting Tezcatlipoca. He Is the god of planet Venus

XOCHIQUETZAL (“feathered flower”) | She was also called Ichpochtli ( "maiden") or Chalchiuhtlicue | Aztec goddess fertility, beauty & female sexual power. She served as  a protector of young mothers and a patroness of pregnancy, childbirth, and the crafts practised by women such as weaving and embroidery. As Ichpochtli, she was representative of beauty, sex, crafts, fertility, dance, music, singing, weaving, magic, and love spells. Marigolds are sacred to her.

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Xochiquetzal or Chalchiuhtlicue - Codex Fejervary Mayer 29

Xipe-Totec was believed by the Aztecs to be the god that invented war.  His insignia included the pointed cap and rattle staff, which was the war attire for the Mexica emperor. He had a temple called Yopico within the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.

XIPE-TOTEC was believed by the Aztecs to be the god that invented war. His insignia included the pointed cap and rattle staff, which was the war attire for the Mexica emperor. He had a temple called Yopico within the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.

Xipe Totec “our lord the flayed one” as pictured in the codex Borgia. He’s also known as Red Tezcatlipoca. His direction is east. He is a god of agriculture, life-death-birth, and fertility.

Xipe Totec “our lord the flayed one” as pictured in the codex Borgia. He’s also known as Red Tezcatlipoca. His direction is east. He is a god of agriculture, life-death-birth, and fertility.

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us."   ~  Samuels Smiles  Huitzilopochtli  or ‘Hummingbird of the South’ or ‘Blue Hummingbird on the Left’ was one of the most important deities in the Aztec pantheon and for the Méxica he was the supreme deity.  He was the deity of the sun and war, considered the patron of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán and associated with gold, warriors and rulers.

"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our…

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