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The Aztec Gods and Goddesses


The Aztecs main purpose in life appears to be God worship.


Centeotl: God of maize. He was a son of Tlazolteotl and the husband of Xochiquetzal.



Coatlicue: Goddess of earth and fire.



Acolmiztli: A God of the underworld.


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Acolnahuacatl: Another God of the Underworld


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Amimitl: God of Lakes.


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Atl: God of Water


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Atlaua: God of fisherman and water. Called 'Lord of the Waters'. Associated with the arrow.


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Camaxtli: God of war, hunting and fate. Creator of fire. Along with three other gods created the world.


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Centzonuitznaua: Gods of the southern stars. Rebel brothers of the sun god Huitzilopochtli.


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Chalchiuhtlatonal: Another God of Water.


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Chalchiuhtlicue: Matron Goddess of rivers, streams and marriage. Ruled over all waters of the earth.



Chalchiutotolin: God of pestilence.


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Chalmecacihuilt: Goddess of the Underworld.


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Chalmecatl: Yet another God of the Underworld.


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Chalmecatl: Goddess of hearth and volcano fires.


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Chicomecoatl: Goddess of maize. Her symbol is an ear of corn



Chicomexochtli: God of Painters.


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Chiconahui: Hearth Goddess and guardian of the household.


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Cihuacoatl: Earth mother Goddess. Patron of childbirth and those who died while giving birth. Often portrayed with a child in her arms.


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Citlalatonac: God who created the stars with Citlalicue.


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Citlalicue: Creator God. Along with Citlalatonac created the stars.


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Ciucoatl: Goddess of the Earth.


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Cochimetl: God of merchants and commerce.


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Coyolxauhqui: Goddess of the moon and earth. Possesses magical powers with which she can cause great harm.



Ehecatl: God of the winds. A form of Quetzalcoatl, he can bring life to all that is lifeless.



Huitzilopochtli: Mighty god of war, the sun and storms. Represented as the hummingbird.



Huixtocihuatl: Fertility Goddess. Connected with salt and salt water. She is the elder sister of Tlaloc.


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Itzlacoliuhque: Obsidian knife god.


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Itzli: Stone knife god, and god of sacrifice.


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Itzpapalotl: Goddess of agriculture.



Ixtlilton: God of healing, medicine, feasting and games.


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Malinalxochi: Sorceress Goddess with power over scorpions, snakes and other stinging, biting insects of the desert.


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Metztli: Moon god.


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Mictlantecutli: Lord of the dead and ruler of the Aztec underworld. Often seen as a skeleton or a figure wearing a skull. His animals are the spider, owl and bat.



Mixcoatl: God of the hunt and war. Also ruler of the polar star.



Nanauatzin: God who sacrificed himself in a fire so that the sun could shine on the world.


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Omecihuatl: Creator Goddess.


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Ometecuhtli: Creator god and god of fire. The highest god of the Aztec pantheon. Ruled over duality and the unity of opposites.



Opochtli: God of fishing, hunting and bird snaring.


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Patecatl: God of healing and fertility.



Paynal: Messenger God to Huitzilopochtli.


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Quetzalcoatl: Creator god and wise legislator. God of the wind, water and fertility. Light skinned and bearded, or represented as a feathered, flying snake.



Tecciztecatl: Moon God.


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Teoyaomqui: God of dead warriors.


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Tepeyollotl: God of caves and the earth. Believed to create earthquakes and the echo. His animal is the jaguar.



Teteoinnan: Mother of the gods.


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Tezcatlipoca: God of night and material things. A tempter, he often tried to urge men to evil as a test of their moral character. Sometimes seen as the opposite of spiritual Quetzalcoatl.



Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli: God of the dawn and Venus as the morning star. An aspect of Quetzalcoatl.


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Tlaloc: God of rain, agriculture, fire and the south.



Tlaltecuhtli: Monster earth god.



Tlazolteotl: Earth Mother-Goddess, and Goddess of sex.


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Tonatiuh: Aztec sun-god and god of warriors.



Tzitzimime: God of the stars.


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Ueuecoyotl: God of sex and irresponsible merrymaking.


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Xilonen: Goddess of maize. Called 'the hairy one' for the tassels of the corn.



Xipe Totec: God of agriculture, spring and the turning of the seasons. Flayed himself each year to offer food for humans (as a maize seed loses it's outer skin). After he shed his skin, he appeared as a shining, golden god.



Xiuhcoatl: Fire-snake. God of drought and scorched earth.


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Xiuhtecutli: Also called Huehueteotl. The senior deity of the Aztec pantheon. He is the personification of light in the darkness, warmth in coldness, and life in death. Often depicted with a red or yellow face.


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Xochipilli: God of flowers, love, games, beauty, song and dance.



Xochiquetzal: Goddess of birds, butterflies, song, dance and love. Also a protector of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth.


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Xocotl: God of fire and the stars.


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Xolotl: God of lightning who guides the dead to the underworld. Seen as the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl. Depicted as a skeleton or a man with the head of a dog.



Yacatecuhtli: God of traveling merchants.



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