Browse Exhibits (6 total)


Xiuhtecuhtli, or "Turquoise Lord," is the Aztec god of fire.

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This exhibit explores the identity of Huehueteotl, the Aged God of Aztec religion. 


Delia Grizzard. 2015. 

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Huitzilopochtli is an Aztec war deity whose name means Hummingbird on the Left.  The image of the deity that is depicted and further analyzed is from the Codex Magliabechiano.  

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Chantico is the Aztec goddess most closely associated with the familial hearth, fire, volcanoes, and sometimes warfare and pestilence as well as the fertility cycle. One of the lesster known deities, not much survives in the way of historical accounts of this goddess leaving much mystery surrounding her veneration and worship.

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Seated Pulque (Octili) Deity


Found in Cache 6 of Complex A in the Huitzilopochtli dedicated portion of the Templo Mayor, this seated pulque deity, was first identified as the fire god, Xiuehtecuhtli. Although this pulque statue exhibits a few of the quintessential representational elements of pulque deities, it also presents components attributed to other Aztec deities. 

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Huehueteotl "the Old God" stone figure

This seated stone figure depicts the Aztec deity, Huehueteotl.  The item was excavated in 1981 near the Red Temple, during the excavation of the Templo Mayor in Mexico City.  Huehueteotl is closely related to the god Xiuhtecuhtli and their names are often combined.  In addition, the figure shares iconography with Tlaloc.  The dual nature of this figure may be examined through the iconography of the stone figure and an examination of the location from which it was excavated.

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