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  Sala 4 Huitzilopochtli y Coyolxauhqui
Huitzilopochtli, the Sun, from her womb, warned the Earth of the danger and decided to defend his life and that of his mother.
When the Moon and the Stars were on the point of killing her, the sun Huitzilopochtli was born, fully armed for war with a fire serpent called xiuhcoatl,with which he decapitated his treacherous sister, to then cast her down from the top of Coatepec hill.
Coyolxauhqui and her dismemberment are the explanation for a celestial phenomenon, in which the moon dies and is born in phases, and so she was found at the foot of the stairway of the Huitzilopochtli temple at the Templo Mayor.
archaeology.la.asu.edu /tm/pages2/sala4.htm   (745 words)

  
  Huitzilopochtli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Huitzilopochtli was a tribal god, and a legendary wizard of the Aztecs, and originally was of little importance to the Nahuas, but after the rise of the Aztecs, Tlacaelel reformed their religion and put Huitzilopochtli at the same level as Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc, and Tezcatlipoca, making him a solar god.
Huitzilopochtli was said to be in a constant struggle with the darkness, and required nourishment in the form of sacrifices to ensure the sun would survive the cicle of 52 years that was the basis of most mesoamerican myths.
In art, Huitzilopochtli was represented as a hummingbird (or with just the feathers of such on his head and left leg), a fl face, and holding a snake and a mirror.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Huitzilopochtli   (1225 words)

  
 HUITZILOPOCHTLI
Huitzilopochtli's image, in the form of a hummingbird, was carried upon the shoulders of the priests when the Aztecs invaded, and at night his voice was heard giving orders.
Thus, according to Huitzilopochtli's command, Tenochtitlan the Aztec capital, was founded in AD 1325 on a small rocky island in the lake of the Valley of Mexico.
Pictures of Huitzilopochtli usually show him as a hummingbird or as a warrior with armour and helmet made of humming bird feathers.
home.freeuk.com /elloughton13/huiz.htm   (314 words)

  
 Phenomenon - the Civilization page - Aztec Gods -Huitzilopochtli
Huitzilopochtli is said to be a representation of Tezcatlipoca in midsummer as the high sun in the southern sky.
Huitzilopochtli was certainly the most celebrated of the Mexica deities and came to embody the aspirations and accomplishments of the Aztec.
Images of Huitzilopochtli may be found in the Codex Borbonicus in which he is depicted standing in front of a small temple in his honor, in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, in his capacity as symbol of the month of Panquetzaliztli, and in a dual painting with Paynal, (messenger god), in Sahagun's Primeros Memoriales.
www.stateoftheart.nl /phenomenon/frames/subjects/mythology/aztec/gods/huitzilopochtli.htm   (2784 words)

  
 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Huitzilopochtli was a tribal god, and a legendary wizard of the Aztecs, and originally was of little importance to the Nahuas, but after the rise of the Aztecs, Tlacaelel reformed their religion and put Huitzilopochtli at the same level as Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc, and Tezcatlipoca, making him a solar god.
Huitzilopochtli was said to be in a constant struggle with the darkness, and required nourishment in the form of sacrifices to ensure the sun would survive the cycle of 52 years that was the basis of most Mesoamerican myths.
In art, Huitzilopochtli was represented as a hummingbird (or with just the feathers of such on his head and left leg), a fl face, and holding a snake and a mirror.
www.gainesville.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Huitzilopochtli   (1302 words)

  
 The Quest for Aztlan
The utter destruction of the enemy was the inevitable, pre-ordained consequence of Huitzilopochtli’s wrath.
While the legend of Huitzilopochtli’s supernatural “fatherless” birth and the merciless slaying of enemies is not readily apparent in the annals of other peoples, it may be seen as a Mexica-Aztec creation aimed at bypassing their lack of a “legitimate” aristocratic lineage ancestry.
Huitzilopochtli shows no development of character such as exhibited in the history of other Mesoamerican founder-fathers: he is more of an "action" hero, with powers conferred by miraculous birth, physical invincibility and a spirit of utter ruthlessness; some aspects of his imperial cult in Tenochtitlan also grant him solar associations.
www.aztlan.net /quest_for_aztlan.htm   (3282 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Huitzilopochtli
In Aztec mythology, Huitzilopochtli, also spelled Uitzilopochtli ("hummingbird of the south" or "he of the south" or "hummingbird on the left"), was a god of war and a sun god and the patron of the city of Tenochtitlán.
Huitzilopochtli was the tribal god of the Aztecs, and originally it was of little importance to the nahuas, but after the rise of the Aztec, Tlacaelel reformed their religion and put Huitzilopochtli at the same level of the Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc and Tezcatlipoca making him a solar god.
In art, he was represented as a hummingbird – or with just the feathers of such on his head and left leg – a fl face and holding a snake and a mirror.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Huitzilopochtli   (471 words)

  
 Huitzilopochtli
Huitzilopochtli was the patron deity in Aztec mythology.
Huitzilopochtli was depicted as a blue man fully armed and with his head decorated with hummingbird feathers.
Huitzilopochtli was the god who was supposed to guide Aztecs towards a promised land in the South.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/huitzilopochtli_sun.html&edu=high   (330 words)

  
 Mexicolore
Huitzilopochtli is also said to have ordered the tribe to change its name and to carry the equipment of nomads: bows, arrows and nets.
Huitzilopochtli’s sacred sign for the place where they were to settle and build their city, passed to a priest in a vision, was an eagle perched on a cactus.
Huitzilopochtli was supremely important to the Aztecs both in war and in human sacrifice.
www.mexicolore.co.uk /index.php?&one=azt&two=ask&tab=ans&id=14   (1208 words)

  
 HUITZILOPOCHTLI
Huitzilopochtli's image, in the form of a hummingbird, was carried upon the shoulders of the priests when the Aztecs invaded, and at night his voice was heard giving orders.
Thus, according to Huitzilopochtli's command, Tenochtitlan the Aztec capital, was founded in AD 1325 on a small rocky island in the lake of the Valley of Mexico.
Pictures of Huitzilopochtli usually show him as a hummingbird or as a warrior with armour and helmet made of humming bird feathers.
home.freeuk.net /elloughton13/huiz.htm   (314 words)

  
 Aztec Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
In a variation of this legend, Huitzilopochtli himself is conceived by the ball-of-feathers incident and emerges from the womb in time to save his mother from harm.
Coatlicue's fetus, Huitzilopochtli, sprang from her womb in full war armour and killed Coyolxauhqui, along with many of the brothers and sisters.
Huitzilopochtli was the most celebrated of the Mexican deities and came to embody the aspirations and accomplishments of the Aztec.
www.crystalinks.com /aztecgods.html   (4273 words)

  
 The Royal Academy of Arts : : Aztecs->Glossary
The eagle is also intimately associated with the founding myth of Tenochtitlan as predicted by the supreme Aztec god Huitzilopochtli who said the Aztec would found their capital when they saw an eagle perched on a cactus growing out of a stone.
Huitzilopochtli: is thought to have been a real person who became the supreme Aztec god on his death.
Huitzilopochtli, which means ‘hummingbird of the south, led the Aztecs on their journey from Aztlan to a place which he had seen in a vision.
www.aztecs.org.uk /en/glossary.html   (790 words)

  
 Huitzilopochtli
Huitzilopochtli, whose name means "Blue Hummingbird on the Left," was the Aztec god of the Sun and the war.
Coatlicue became pregnant with Huitzilopochtli when a ball of feathers fell from the heaven and touched her.
One sister of Huitzilopochtli, Coyolxauhqui, encouraged her star sisters and brothers to kill their mother Coatlicue.
www.windows.ucar.edu /tour/link=/mythology/huitzilopochtli_sun.html   (239 words)

  
 Huitzilopochtli, Hummingbird of the South
Huitzilopochtli, Hummingbird of the South, (or Hummingbird of the Left) is the central deity of the Mexica.
Huitzilopochtli is a warrior, armed the with the ferrocious Xiuhcoatl ("Fire Snake").
Huitzilopochtli is sometimes identified as the Blue Tezcatlipoca.
www.azteccalendar.com /god/Huitzilopochtli.html   (134 words)

  
 Sister Stories - Huitzilopochtli background
Huitzilopochtli, whose name may be glossed "hummingbird on the left", was the supernatural patron of the Mexica people.
The same legendary histories describe the birth of Huitzilopochtli as a warrior who defeats his elder siblings, providing a model and an argument to justify the wars of conquest carried out by the Aztec polity on its sibling city-states.
It is in the dual guise of patron of the Mexica and of war that Huitzilopochtli shared the supreme place in the Great Temple in Tenochtitlan with Tlaloc, the deity of earthly fertility.
www.nyupress.org /sisterstories/feathered.fir/huitzilopochtli.html   (160 words)

  
 Aztec History
Early in the 14th century, Huitzilopochtli told Tenoch to lead his people to a place of refuge on a swampy island in Lake Texcoco.
When they reached their destination, they were to look for an eagle perched on a cactus, growing from a rock or cave surrounded by water.
At that location, they were to build their city and honor Huitzilopochtli with human sacrifices.
www.crystalinks.com /aztechistory.html   (868 words)

  
 Coatlicue - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The god Huitzilopochtli afterward emerged from Coatlicue's womb fully grown and girded for battle and killed many of his brothers and sisters, including decapitating Coyolxauhqui and throwing her head into the sky to become the Moon.
In a variation of this legend, Huitzilopochtli himself is conceived by the ball-of-feathers incident and emerges from the womb in time to save his mother from harm.
A massive sculpture known as the Coatlicue Stone was discovered by the astronomer Antonio de León y Gama in August of 1790 after an urban redevelopment program uncovered artifacts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coatlicue   (461 words)

  
 Aztec
Because the Aztecs believed that dead warriors were reincarnated as hummingbirds and because the south considered the left side of the world, Huitzilopochtli's name, therefore, meant the Resuscitated Warrior of the South.
Finally, an image of Huitzilopochtli, made of ground maize, was ceremonially killed with an arrow and divided between the priests and the novices; the young men who ate "Huitzilopochtli's body" were obliged to serve him for one year.
Tonatiuh, or Ollin Tonatiuh, was associated with the eagle (at sunrise and sunset) and, in Aztec versions, with the deity Huitzilopochtli.
www.geocities.com /Hollywood/Hills/3430/AZTEC.HTM   (3412 words)

  
 AZTEC
When Coatlicue became pregnant with Huitzilopochtli, her daughter Coyolxauhqui incited her brothers, the Centzon Huitznahua (the Four Hundred Stars) to destroy Coatlicue, because her pregnancy brought disgrace on the family.
Still in the womb, Huitzilopochtli swore to defend his mother and immediately on being born put on battle armor and war paint.
Huitzilopochtli's creation may also have come from the ancient Mexica god "Opochtli", the Left Handed One, and a leading old Chichimec god of weapons and water.
www.homestead.com /summoningspirit/AZTEC.html   (3143 words)

  
 ART 347L--Tenochtitlan
Mirroring the sacrificial stone on Huitzilopochtli's side of the pyramid was a chac mool on Tlaloc's side.
Also accompanying them on their migration were four tribal leaders, or god-bearers, one of whom carried on his back an image of Huitzilopochtli, their patron deity, in the form of a mummy bundle.
An image from Sahagún depicts the miraculous birth of Huitzilopochtli from his mother Coatlicue, armed for battle with his shield, lance, and "fire serpent" staff.
www.utexas.edu /cofa/a_ah/dir/precol/tenochtitlan.htm   (1210 words)

  
 1999 Curriculum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Important in the founding of the Aztec nation, Huitzilopochtli, the war god, is the reigning deity at the inception of LOL and the antagonist, on one level, of Quetzalcoatl.
Huitzilopochtli was born of Coatlicue, earth goddess (see below), and saved his mother from death by defending her against his siblings, the moon and stars.
Symbol, with the eagle and the serpent, on the Mexican flag and sign given by Huitzilopochtli that the nomadic tribe to be known as the Aztecs had reached their destination, Tenochtitlan, in the Valley of Mexico.
www.cfep.uci.edu /uci-sati/faculty/mark_bartholio_full.html   (6956 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The myth tells of Huitzilopochtli bursting from his mother's womb fully armed and ready to kill his brothers and sister who decapitated their mother and tried to kill him.
At the end of the battle, Huitzilopochtli decapitates and dismembers Coyolxauhqui and throws her down Coatepec.2 The story of Huitzilopochtli's battle demonstrates how integrated Aztec history, mythology and cosmology are.
The temple of Huitzilopochtli itself is a historical-mythological reminder of Aztec military strength and their right to the land.
www.csuchico.edu /art/contrapposto/contrapposto01/242a/sanderson.html   (2087 words)

  
 Enciclopedia - Huitzilopochtli
Huitzilopochtli es uno de los dioses originales de los aztecas de cuando eran una tribu seminomada.
Según la tradición, Huitzilopochtli nació de Coatlicue, la madre tierra, que se embarazó con una bola de plumas que cayó del cielo.
Venció y mató a Coyolxauhqui quien quedó desmembrada al caer, pero su madre lo reprendió de tal violencia, así que Huitzilopochtli tomó la cabeza de su hermana y la arrojó al cielo, con lo que se convirtió en la luna, siendo Huitzilopochtli el sol.
www.enciclopedia.com /es/h/hu/huitzilopochtli.php   (556 words)

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