Xiuhtecutli, also known as the "Turquoise Lord" is a fire deity that is often used interchangeably with Huehueteotl. In many Spanish colonial period codices and even modern discussions of these gods, the two names are often hyphenated: "Xiutecuhtli-Huehueteotl". The first image pictured here is found in the Codex Magliabechiano, while the second image pictured here is originally found in the Codex Telleriano-Remensis. Despite the very elaborate and distinctly different costume Xiutecuhtli has in comparison to Huehueteotl, the basic association with many fire symbols brings the two together. 


Delia Grizzard. 2015.