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  Aztec Gods and Goddesses 2
In Aztec mythology, Patecatl was a god of healing and fertility, and the discoverer of peyote.
In Aztec mythology, Tepoztecatl (or Tezcatzontecatl) was the god of pulque, of drunkenness and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli ("lord of the star of the dawn"; also spelled "Tlahuizcalpantecutli" or "Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli") was the personification of the morning star, which is the planet Venus as seen in the morning.
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 Aztec and Mayan Gods
In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl was the goddess of corn and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Itzpapalotl is a goddess of agriculture.
In Aztec mythology, Paynal was the messenger to Huitzilopochtli.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/Ancient_religions/Central_america/aztec_and_mayan_gods.htm   (644 words)

  
 Aztec Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
The Aztecs thought that the power of the gods should be acknowledged and thanks given to them, so as to avoid the catastrophes that their rage or indifference could cause.
In Aztec mythology, Chantico ("she who dwells in the house") was the goddess of fires in the family hearth and volcanoes.
In Aztec mythology, Mictecacihuatl was the Queen of Mictlan, the underworld, and wife of Mictlantecuhtli.
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  World Mythology Encyclopedia, Greek Mythology, Norse, Roman, Egyptian, Celtic Mythology
In Greek mythology, Zeuxippe was the daughter of Eridanus and the wife of Pandion.
In Egyptian mythology Uto was an earlier form of the goddess Buto.
In Druid mythology, Taranis is the god of the wheel, associated with forces of change.
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  Aztec Mythology - Origins and influences, Major themes and deities, Major myths
The mythology of the Aztec civilization, which dominated central Mexico in the 1400s and early 1500s, described a universe of grandeur and dread.
The Aztecs were newcomers in a region long occupied by earlier civilizations such as those of the Olmecs and the Toltecs, who had developed a pantheon of gods and a body of myths and legends.
Though death loomed large in Aztec mythology, it was always balanced by fertility and the celebration of life and growth.
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  Probert Encyclopaedia: Aztec Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl or Xilonen was the goddess of corn and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Itzpapalotl is a dragon-like goddess of agriculture.
In Aztec mythology, Paynal was the messenger to Huitzilopochtli.
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 Aztec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aztec chronicles describe this time as a golden age, when music was established, people learned arts and crafts from surviving Toltecs, and rulers held poetry contests in place of wars.
Apparently combining a blood libel against the Aztecs with that against the Jews, he argued that the Aztecs were one of the lost tribes of Israel, and adduced human sacrifice and cannibalism as part of his evidence.
The Aztecs were conquered by Spain in 1521, when after long battle and a long siege where much of the population died from hunger and smallpox, Cuauhtémoc surrendered to Hernán Cortés (a.k.a.
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 Encyclopedia: Aztec mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Aztec mythology, Atlacoya was the goddess of drought.
In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl was the goddess of maize and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Malinalxochi was a sorceress and goddess of snakes, scorpions and insects of the desert.
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 The Aztec Deities & Mythology Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Aztec goddess of the ocean, running water, and rivers, closely associated with Chalchiuhtlicue of whom she is another appearance.
Aztec lord of the land of the dead, depicted as a red skeleton.
In Aztec mythology, this is the lowest layer of the underworld, situated in the north.
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 Aztec Mythology - Exploring Aztec life
The Aztecs were polytheists and showed reverence to many gods and supernatural creatures in the belief that they controlled each aspect of their lives.
A conquering civilization with agriculture as its backbone, the Aztec religion was based on numerous mythologies surrounding the sun and rain gods.
Mythologies also refer to many rituals and rites that Aztecs practiced, to show the veneration for the earth mother goddess Tonantzin and many vegetation deities.
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 Encyclopedia Mythica: Aztec mythology
The Aztecs were a people who, through military alliances with other groups, dominated central and southern Mexico from the 14th to the 16th century.
After the death of Montezuma II in 1520, the divisions and internal strife among the 38 tributary provinces and the fiercely independent peoples at the fringes of the Aztec Empire, made it easy for the Spanish conquistadors, led by Hernán Cortés, to defeat it in 1521.
The name Aztec is derived from a mythical homeland to the north called Aztlán; the Aztecs also called themselves the Mexica.
www.pantheon.org /mythica/areas/aztec   (143 words)

  
 Aztec mythology
In Aztec mythology, Chalmecacihuilt was a goddess of Mictlan, the underworld.
Chimalman is a goddess in Aztec mythology, the mother of Quetzalcoatl.
In Aztec mythology, Xiuhcoatl (the fire-snake or Turquoise Serpent) was the personification of drought and scorched earth.
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 94.03.03: Aztec Mythology
The Aztec religion is one in which the practitioners were constantly trying to win the favor of the gods—to influence the gods to look favorably upon them (Bray 1968: 152).
Agriculture was the primary focus of the Aztec religion and the forces of water and earth were directly related to agricultural fertility.
It is difficult to present Aztec mythology or really any aspect of the Aztec culture without addressing the subject of human sacrifice with students.
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 94.03.03: Aztec Mythology
The Aztec religion is one in which the practitioners were constantly trying to win the favor of the gods—to influence the gods to look favorably upon them (Bray 1968: 152).
Agriculture was the primary focus of the Aztec religion and the forces of water and earth were directly related to agricultural fertility.
It is difficult to present Aztec mythology or really any aspect of the Aztec culture without addressing the subject of human sacrifice with students.
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 Aztec Mythology Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ometoetol occupies Omeyocan, the highest of the Aztecs' thirteen heavens, and the four heavens immediately below Omeyocan are a mystery about which no one knows very much.
A frieze in the palace at Teotihuacan shows his first entry into the world in the shape of a chrysalis, from which he struggles to emerge as a butterfly, the symbol of perfection.
Quetzalcoatl is by far the most compassionate of the Aztec gods -- he only demands one human sacrifice a year.
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The Aztec work was far more difficult to research mythologically, as there is only a couple of modern historical collaborations which could be used in this proof in the Aztecs plight, the rest of the evidence came from the Aztec mythological believes and submissions by interested associates familiar with the area of the Temple.
It is the flow of this Aztec cultural belief and the basic history that is the magic that I discovered, rather then any specific point or element that I employed or observed in their history and mythology.
Because of this quirk in Aztec mythology and the stark luck in timing by Cortez, he was to inherit far more than the lottery temporarily for his brave actions, by just willing to be at the Aztec Empire.
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 Aztec - Reviews, Information, Pictures, Pricing, and Links.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aztec culture is generally grouped with the cultural complex known as the "nahuas," because of the common language.
To the Aztecs, the Toltecs were the originators of all culture; "Toltecayotl" was a synonym for "culture." Aztec legends identify the Toltecs and the cult of Quetzalcoatl with the mythic city of "Tollan", which they also seem to have identified with the more ancient "Teotihuacan".
Because the Aztecs combined several traditions with their own earlier traditions, they had several creation myths; one of these describes four great ages preceding the present world, each of which ended in a catastrophe.
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 The Probert Encyclopaedia - Aztec Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl was the goddess of corn and fertility.
In Aztec mythology, Huixtocihuatl is the goddess of salt.
In Aztec mythology, Xilonen was the goddess of young maize.
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 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: Resurrecting the gore and glory of the Aztecs
The Aztecs were as fascinating and unfathomable as the early Egyptians, with a distinctive religious fixation on death and transformation.
To the Aztecs, gold and silver were the sacred essence of the sun and moon, and they used the precious metals to fashion extraordinary icons and adornments.
Snakes dominated the animal symbolism in Aztec mythology, and a number of graceful stone sculptures of coiled serpents remain as ominous symbols that inspired a strange ritual in Aztec religious practice.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2002135425_aztecs02.html   (725 words)

  
 The Gods of the Mexicans
The reader should remember that the Aztec gods were not static like those of Rome; they were very fluid, appearing in many guises and avatars, changing into one another.
The Aztec believed that the end of the world would be heralded - or would occur, we can't be sure from the old sources - at the close of a "bundle" of years.
Further discussions of the Mesoamerican calendar and a freeware Aztec calendar program for MS-DOS (written by Graham Watkins) to convert current dates to their Mesoamerican equivalents are also available; there's even a little icon you can use to run the program from Windows if you wish.
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 Aztec Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mysterious Aztec god of agriculture, spring and the seasons, the symbol the death and rebirth of nature.
The Aztec fire-snake and the personification of drought and scorched earth.
The Aztec goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, but mainly she is a goddess of love.
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 Aztec mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For other meanings of the word "underworld" see Underworld (disambiguation) In the study of mythology and religion, the underworld is a generic term, referring to any place to which n...
The Aztecs are a MesoAmerican people of central Mexico tribe with a rich mythology and cultural heritage.
In Nahuatl, the native language of the Aztecs, "Aztec" means "someone who comes from Aztlán".
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 Quetzalcoatl The Myth
It appears that Quetzalcoatl continued to be the focus of religious worship until the fall of the city sometime in the 8th century, an event which is considered to be the birth of the Fifth Sun, the Sun of the Toltecs.
Aztec accounts of great sacrifices of the past mentioned festivals in which tens of thousands of victims went to the altar.
It's interesting to note that the chronicler Don Alvarado de Ixlilxochtli himself was a descendent of the once all-powerful god-kings of Tezcuco in the Valley of Mexico, and was still in possesion of many of the official state documents (and some of its authority) in the late 16th century, two generations after the Conquest.
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 Aztec mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Aztec civilization recognized many gods and supernatural creatures
Moctezuma - third to last emperor of the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan, emperor at the time of the Spanish arrival.
Miller, Mary and Taube, Karl (1993) An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Aztec and Maya Myths (Legendary Past)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Aztec empire began less than 200 years before the Spanish conquest, and our knowledge of their mythology derives primarily from native colonial documents and manuscripts commissioned by the Spanish.
The Maya mythology is far older, and our knowledge of it comes mainly from native manuscripts of the Classic period, over 600 years before the Spanish conquest.
Mythology of the Aztec State; The Birth of Huitzilopochtli.
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The Aztecs saw him as a god who was benevolent and the reason for their existence (Brundage 106).
All the previous versions of Quetzalcoatl are major ways the Aztecs expressed the powers that related to this deity, however the most famous, and for the purposes of this paper the most relevant expression is that of the high priest Topiltzin.
The Aztecs saw Topiltzin as man-god, almost in the manner of a Hercules, not quite a god but much more than a man. He is often depicted wearing a copal bag, a conical headdress and at the front of his garments were in the shape of seashells.
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 Aztec mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This book offered an interesting view of the Aztec, as a warfaring society which was propelled by a religous zelous that got out of hand and eventually caused t...
First of all, the text was well-written and offered an excellent explanation of Aztec Gods and Goddesses and the symbolism and colorful traditions that surround them.
Mythology of the American Indians - An illustrated Encyclopedia of the Gods, Heroes, Spirits, Sacred Places, Rituals and Ancient Beliefs of the North American Indian, Inuit, Aztec, Inca and Maya Nations
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 ASIFA Central : Frame By Frame : Animated Aztec Mythology at Santa Fe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
You can tell she has immersed herself in a study of the Aztec storytelling traditions and has supplemented her discoveries through contact with many important scholars in the field.
Just as the Aztec gods sought to set the newly created sun and moon in motion, this film and Amlin's previous film, Popul Vuh, bring to the viewer an opportunity to connect with fundamental ideas about humanity, culture, and the common threads which tie all peoples together.
The constrained use of metamorphic animation, underlighting of backgrounds, fast dissolve build-ups, multi-layering, quick cuts, and camera pans, combined with spurts of more traditional character animation (there is even lip sync dialog between characters and a variety of interesting walks) give the complicated (for anglos) story a nicely orchestrated rhythm and flow.
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 History And Mythology Of The Aztecs. University of Arizona Press.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In approximately the year 1430, as the new Aztec capital called Mexico Tenochtitlan consolidated its power and began to make far-reaching conquests, its ruling elite decided to burn the old pictographic histories.
More subtle novelties are to be looked for in the treatment of Aztec religion, which became a subject of considerable sensitivity after the Conquest.
Sharing control over the far-flung Aztec empire in a kind of triple alliance were the city of Tlacopan, just four kilometers west of Mexico, and the important Acolhua town of Tetzcoco, some thirty kilometers to the east.
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