occur in the mythologies
and legends of the Toltecs, Aztecs and other related peoples.
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ATLAHUA m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
The name of an Aztec god, allegedly a water god, fisherman and archer. There were said to be at least four temples dedicated to him, and supposedly the Aztecs prayed to him when there were deaths in water, such as during Hernán Cortés's conquest of Tenochtitlan (the Ancient Aztec capital on a lake, now Mexico City).
AZTLAN m & f Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Nahuatl (?), American (Hispanic, Rare), Mexican (Rare)
Aztlan is the mythical homeland of the Aztec peoples. In their language (Nahuatl), the roots of Aztlan are the two words: aztatl tlan(tli) meaning "heron" and "place of". The homeland was said to have many heron birds and may have been translated to 'place of white-ness' or even 'brightness' (as used by some Chicanos) because of the large population of the white feathered birds living there... [more]
COATLICUE f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "skirt of snakes" in Nahuatl. She is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. The goddesses Tocih
“our grandmother”, and Cihuacoatl
“snake woman”, the patron of women who die in childbirth, were also seen as aspects of Coatlicue.
ĪTZPĀPĀLŌTL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl itztli
meaning "obsidian, obsidian knife" and pāpālōtl
"butterfly". This name has been translated as "clawed butterfly", perhaps in effect equal to "bat". In Aztec mythology, Ītzpāpālōtl was a skeletal warrior goddess of infant mortality and women who die in childbirth.
TENOCH m New World Mythology, Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Of the Nahuatl language (also known as Aztec or Mexica). Combination or compund word meaning Tetl, or "rock/stone" and Nochtli, or "prickly pear cactus." Tenoch was an Aztec warrior/ruler who, according to legend, was given a vision in which he saw an eagle atop a cactus plant with a snake in its mouth... [more]
TOCI f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "our grandmother". The name of an Aztec goddess of cleansing and healing, venerated by healers and midwives. She was also a goddess of war.
XOLOTL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
In Aztec and Toltec mythology, Xolotl is the god of lightning who guides the dead to the Mictlan. The Aztec regard him as the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl
. As lord of the evening star and personification of Venus, he pushes the sun at sunset towards the ocean and guards her during the night on her dangerous journey through the underworld... [more]