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Characters: Aztec Mythology
The characters who can be found in the Aztec beliefs. There are over 100 deities and supernatural creatures in the mythology as a whole so it'll take a while to fill up this page.

Quetzalcoatl

The god of the Morning Star. He was also the patron of the Aztec priests.
  • Blow You Away: He was the god of wind, also known as Ehecatl
  • Cain and Abel: With Tezcatlipoca
  • Celibate Hero: Up until the sister-boinking incident.
  • Depending on the Artist: Did Q have wings or not?
  • Enemy Mine: Teamed up with Tezcatlipoca to slay Cipatli.
  • Giant Flyer: So giant, in fact, that he was the namesake for a real life giant flyer: the prehistoric Quetzalcoatlus. Now, whether or not Quetzalcoatl had wings depends on the depiction, but he was still consistently capable of flight.
  • God in Human Form: His stint in Tula
  • Hybrid Monster: His true form is a gigantic, coiling animal that looks like a cross between a snake and a bird.
  • King in the Mountain
  • Mighty Whitey: When in human form, he was often described as light-skinned - which, according to many accounts, is why Cortez recieved such a warm reception.
    • This theory is largely considered irrelevant by scholars nowadays. The consensus is that the Spanish probably put that little spin on the story to paint themselves in a better light. The confusion may have stemmed from Quetzalcoatl being described as "White Tezcatlipoca", or having white hair (he was often depicted as an old man).
  • Token Good Teammate: Just about the only Aztec god that didn't demand huge amounts of bloody sacrifice.

Tezcatlipoca

The god of rulers, sorcerers and warriors; night, death, discord, conflict, temptation and change.

Tlaloc

The god of rain, fertility, and lightning.
  • Ax-Crazy: Quetzalcoatl once asked him to make it rain, after denying humanity water. Tlaloc killed everything on earth by making it rain fire.
  • Human Sacrifice: The most well-known aspect of him.
  • Shock and Awe: As the controller of lightning, he did this a lot.
  • The Grotesque: By our standards at least. Tlaloc was green-skinned, goggle-eyed, with a cleft lip and fangs. And of course, this leads to...
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Both Xochiquetzal and Chalchiuhtlicue were gorgeous.

Tonatiuh

The current sun god; originally Tecciztecatl was meant to be the sun god, but was too cowardly, so Tonatiuh (then Nanahuatzin) sacrificed himself to become the sun god and therefore Tonatiuh. Tecciztecatl joined as well, but due to his cowardice a rabbit was thrown on his face and therefore he became the Moon.

Xochiquetzal

The goddess of the flowers, dancing and beauty. The first wife of Tlaloc.

Xochipilli:

The god of flowers, dancing, beauty and homosexuality. Xochiquetzal's twin.

Huehuecoyotl:

The god of dance, song, trickery and male sexuality. Often represented as an anthropomorphic coyote.

Chalchiuhtlicue

The goddess of love, beauty, youth, lakes, rivers, seas, streams, horizontal waters, storms, and baptism. The second wife of Tlaloc.
  • Making a Splash: She was the goddess of water itself, and sacrificial victims to her were drowned.

Mictlantecuhtli

The god of the underworld, Mictlan.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Mictlan, while the worst of the three Aztec afterlifes, wasn't really a bad place once you endured the four-year journey it took to get there.
  • Dem Bones: He was depicted as a skeleton in the regalia of a king.
  • Impossible Task: Gave one to Quetzalcoatl when he showed up.

Huitzilopochtli

The god of war.
  • One-God Army: The very first thing he did, as a newborn god, was killing his 400 older siblings.
  • Badass Adorable: Was often associated with hummingbirds.
    • Killer Rabbit: Though real hummingbirds truly are aggressive bastards.
  • Beat Still, My Heart: The infamous heart-ripping-out ceremonies were in honor of this guy.
  • Improbable Weapon User: He carried a turquoise fire serpent as a weapon.
    • Better still, he used it as a spear-thrower
  • Light Is Not Good/The Power of the Sun: He is associated with the Sun and sometimes outright called a solar deity. He's also the main god of war and the one calling for human sacrifices.

Tlazolteotl:

The Goddess of sin and absolution, specially sexual sins. Also associated with the earth, midwives and steambaths.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: She's somewhat associated with the Earth in some of her forms. Also associated with dirt and filth, both literally and metaphorically.

Cipatli

An enormous crocodilian monster that lived in the primordial waters before Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca teamed up to slay it and make the world from its corpse.


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