Real Name: Huitzilopochtli

Occupation: God of war and bravery, former sun-god, patron deity of the Chichimec tribes

Legal Status: Citizen of Omeyocan and Ancient Mexico

Identity: The general populace of Earth is unaware of the existence of Huitzilopochtli except as a mythological deity.

Other Aliases: Mextli (Quiche name), Nacon (Olmec name), Ah Chuy Kak, Ah Cun Cun, Ahulane, Ah Hulneb (Mayan names), God F (mythological designation), The Hummingbird-God

Place of Birth: Mount Coatepec (located somewhere in modern Mexico)

Marital Status: Single

Known Relatives: Camaxtli (father, deceased), Gaea (mother, alias Coatlique), Coyolxauhqhi (sister), The Centzoxochotzin (brothers), Quetzalcoatl, Xolotl (half-brothers), Tezcatlipoca, Mixcoatl, Xipe Totec (uncles), Tonacatecuhtli (grandfather), Tonacacihuatli (grandmother), Chamer, Itztli, Ixtab (cousins),

Group Affiliations: The Gods of Mexico

Base of Operations: Omeyocan

First Appearance: (historical) Pantheons of the Megaverse by C. J. Carella, (recent) Hawk & Dove III #28

History: Huitzilopochtli is a member of an extra-dimensional race of beings known as the Coatli who were worshipped as gods by the Mayan and Aztec Empires. Two of the Aztec gods, Camaxtli and Mixcoatl, had seduced the primeval earth-goddess, Gaea, in her role as the Aztec goddess, Coatlique, to sire worthy sons to follow them. Camaxtli fathered the sun-god, Huitzilopochtli, and Coyolxauhqui, the moon-goddess. Mixcoatl fathered the twins, Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl. Huitzilopochtli and Quetzalcoatl would later succeed their father's places over the cardinal points of the compass.

According to ancient myths, Camaxtli and Coatlique had a number of children in addition to Huitzilopochtli and Coyolxauhqui, known as the Centzoxochtzin, warrior-gods who represented the stars at night. Coyolxauhqui was the eldest of these children and she was frustrated with sharing attention from her parents with her numerous brothers. When she learned her mother was pregnant once more, she and her brothers descended on her mother to slay the infant at birth, but Huitzilopochtli overwhelmed them and slew them in combat to become the god of the sun. Huitzilopochtli's slaying of his sister became the first annual sacrifice of the Aztecs, but Gaea later restored her slain children to life, casting spells that Huitzilopochtli could reign as god only during the day while his sister and brothers only reigned at night as the moon and stars. As champion of the gods, Huitzilopochtli defended the pantheon from monsters and rival gods and demanded blood sacrifices from dead warriors. At some point in his existence, he was impersonated by the mutant En Sabah Nur, the future Apocalypse.In the later Aztec Empire, Huitzilopochtli was worshipped less as a sun-god and more of a god of war, leading the Centzoxochtzin into battle by his side against his enemies. Tezcatlipoca enlisted him to help him overthrow Quetzalcoatl as ruler of the Aztec, but after the Coatli were forbidden from interacting with their worshippers on earth, Spanish conquistadors from Europe invaded Mexico and subjugated the Aztecs for gold, land and power. Huitzilopochtli reportedly hated the invading Spanish for their use of gunfire, seeing them as unnatural weapons, and became dishonored by the worshippers killed by the invaders. 

In recent years, a homeless girl in Washington D.C. came across a pin that granted her godly power and became known as Azure. Under the power of the pin, Huitzilopochtli found his energy drained the more Azure tapped into her power and discovered the inexplicable connection between the two of them. Azure seemingly killed Huitzilopochtli in battle, but Tezcatlipoca restored him to life. During the War of The Gods, Huitzilopochtli once again confronted Azure, this time allowing her to be his avatar on Earth although he also used her as his pawn in incidents he wanted to avoid. The true connections between Huitzilopochtli and Azure through the pin and its origins have yet to be revealed.

Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 425 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

Strength Level: Huitzilopochtli possesses superhuman strength enabling him to lift (press) almost 80 tons under optimal conditions.

Known Superhuman Powers: Huitzilopochtli possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Mexican gods. Like all of the Coatli, he is extremely long-lived, but he is not immortal like the Olympian gods. He has aged at an extremely slow rate since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means. He is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If he were somehow wounded, his godly life force would enable him to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Itzamna, Tezcatlipoca or Tlaloc or for a number of Mexican gods of equal power working together to revive him. Huitzilopochtli also possesses superhuman strength and his Coatli metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Coatli flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Mexican gods.)

Huitzilopochtli has greater strength, speed, stamina and stealth than most of the Mexican gods. He can perform tirelessly without tiring. His stamina is virtually inexhaustible, equal to gods like Hercules, Thor and Hino.

Abilities: Huitzilopochtli is a powerful and cunning warrior in armed and unarmed combat.

Weapons: Huitzilopochtli carries swords and implements of archery as his weapons, preferring noble weapons which utilize his mastery and talents.

Comments: This bio includes Huitzilopochtli in the Marvel Universe, DC Universe and Rifts World Chronology.

Clarifications: Huitzilopochtli is not to be confused with:  

Last updated: 01/18/13


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