Aztec Mythology

Aztec mythology is the set of legends of Central Mexican Aztec civilization. The Aztecs were Nahuatl-speaking groups living in central Mexico and many are similar to other Mesoamerican cultures. They are also very popular. According to legend, from north into the Anahuac valley, around Lake Texcoco, the various groups which were to be Aztecs came. The place of this valley and the reservoir–the core of the modern city of Mexico–is evident, yet little is known for sure of the Aztec’s origin. The reports of its origin are distinct. In the myth, the Mexican / Aztec ancestors came from a place called Aztlán in the North, the last of 7.

The Mexicans and the aztecs were said to be guided by their god Huitzilopochtli (“Lefthanded Hummingbird,” or “South Hummingbird.” They saw an adagle standing in his talons on a nopal cactus on one of the islands at Lake Texcoco. This vision fulfilled a prophecy which told them to find a fresh house there. The Aztecs have built Tenochtitlan on this site

Aztec Mythology Aztec mythology set legends Central Mexican Aztec civilization The Aztecs Nahuatl speaking groups living central Mexico Mesoamerican cultures They popular According legend north Anahuac valley Lake Texcoco groups Aztecs The place valley reservoir core modern city Mexico evident Aztec origin The reports origin distinct myth Mexican Aztec ancestors place called Aztlán North The Mexicans aztecs guided god Huitzilopochtli Lefthanded Hummingbird South Hummingbird They adagle standing talons nopal cactus islands Lake Texcoco This vision fulfilled prophecy told fresh house The Aztecs built Tenochtitlan site Aztec mythology body collection myths Aztec civilization Central Mexico The Aztecs Nahuatl speaking groups living central Mexico mythology Mesoamericancultures According legend groups Aztecs arrived north Anahuac valley Lake Texcoco The location valley lake destination clear heart modern Mexico City certainty origin Aztec There accounts origin myth ancestors Mexica Aztec place north called Aztlan nahuatlacas Nahuatl speaking tribes tlaca man journey southward Azteca Other accounts cite origin Chicomoztoc place caves Tamoanchan legendary origin civilizations The Mexica Aztec guided god Huitzilopochtli meaning Left handed Hummingbird Hummingbird South island Lake Texcoco eagle holding rattlesnake talons perched nopal cactus This vision fulfilled prophecy telling spot The Aztecs built city Tenochtitlan site building great artificial island today center Mexico City This legendary vision pictured Coat Arms Mexico According legend Mexicans arrived Anahuac valley Lake Texcoco considered groups civilized Mexica Aztec decided learn people ancient Toltec partially confused ancient civilization Teotihuacan Aztec Toltec originators culture Toltecayotl synonym culture Aztec legends identify Toltecs cult Quetzalcoatl legendary city Tollan identified ancient Teotihuacan Because Aztec combined traditions earlier traditions creation myths One Five Suns describes great ages preceding ended catastrophe named function force divine element violently Coatlicue mother Centzon Huitznahua Four Hundred Southerners sons Coyolxauhqui daughter She ball filled feathers waistband pregnant Huitzilopochtli Her children suspicious identity father vowed kill mother She birth Mount Coatepec pursued children newborn Huitzilopochtli defeated brothers stars killed sister Coyolxauhqui tearing heart Xiuhcoatl blue snake throwing body mountain This inspire Aztecs rip hearts human sacrifices throw bodies sides temple dedicated Huitzilopochtli represents sun chasing stars dawn Our age Nahui Ollin age creation began ancient city Teotihuacan According myth gods gathered sacrifice create age Although sun created sacrifice sun set motion time history The handsome strongest gods Tecuciztecatl supposed sacrifice time immolate jump Instead Nanahuatl smallest humblest gods covered boils sacrificed jumped flames The sun set motion sacrifice time began Humiliated Nanahuatl sacrifice 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fertility godQuetzalcoatl god life light wisdom lord winds day ruler West Tezcatlipoca god providence darkness invisible lord night ruler North Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli god dawnCitlalicue goddess female stars Milky Way Citlalatonac god female stars Husband Citlalicue Earth deitiesXipe Totec god force lord seasons rebirth ruler East Tonacatecuhtli god sustenance OmetecuhtliTonacacihuatl goddess sustenance OmecihuatTlaltecuhtli god earth changed landscape atmosphere Chicomecoatl goddess agricultureCenteotl god maize Tianquiztli Pleiades Xilonen goddess tender maizeMatron goddessesCoatlicue goddess fertility life death rebirthChimalma goddess fertility life death rebirthXochitlicue goddess fertility life death rebirthItzpapalotl obsidian butterfly leader TzitzimitlToci goddess health Aztec Mythology ZodiacPage

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