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Aztec Gods and Goddesses

These are some of the major Aztec Gods and Goddesses:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/americamyth/a/aztecgods.htm

Quetzalcoatl  is the only one

Quetzalcoatl  is the only one I'm familiar with. Are you familiar with any of their myths and stories? Do you have a favorite?

love, light and blessings

AB

Huitzilopochtli (pronounced

Huitzilopochtli (pronounced Weetz-ee-loh-POCHT-lee) was the patron god of the Aztecs. He was the god that, during their migration, indicated them the place to found their capital Tenochtitlan. His name means “Hummimngbird of the left” and he was the patron of war and sacrifice. His shrine, on top of the pyramid of the Templo Mayor, was decorated with skulls and colored in red for blood

Huitzilopochtli (pronounced

Huitzilopochtli (pronounced Weetz-ee-loh-POCHT-lee) was the patron god of the Aztecs. He was the god that, during their migration, indicated them the place to found their capital Tenochtitlan. His name means “Hummimngbird of the left” and he was the patron of war and sacrifice. His shrine, on top of the pyramid of the Templo Mayor, was decorated with skulls and colored in red for blood

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