Aztec Gods

Centeotl

Centeotl was the corn god. He was a son of Tlazolteotl and the husband of Xochiquetzal.

Chalchiuhtlicue

Chalchiuhtlicue was the goddess of running water. She was the sister of Tlaloc.

Chantico

Chantico was the goddess of hearth fires and volcanoes.

Chicomecoatl

Chicomecoatl was the goddess of corn and fertility.

Cihuacoatl

Cihuacoatl was a goddess whose roaring signalled war.

Ehecatl

Ehecatl was the god of wind.

Huehueteotl

the old, old deity, was one of the names of the cult of fire, among the oldest in Mesoamerica. The maintenance of fires in the temples was a principal priestly duty, and the renewal of fire was identified with the renewal of time itself.

Huitzilopochtli

Huitzilopochtli was the son of Coatlicue and a god of war and the sun.

Huixtocihuatl

Huixtocihuatl is the goddess of salt.

Itzpapalotl

Itzpapalotl is a goddess of agriculture.

Ixtlilton

Ixtlilton was the god of healing, feasting and games.

Macuilxochitl

Macuilxochitl was the god of music and dance.

Mayahuel

Mayahuel was a goddess of maguey.

Metztli

Metztli was the moon god.

Mictlan

Mictlan was the underworld. It was the home of all the dead except warriors and women who died in labour.

Mictlantecuhtli

Mictlantecuhtli was the god of Mictlan and the dead.

Ometecuhtli

Ometecuhtli was the god of duality, who with his wife Omecihuatl created all life in the world.

Patecatl

Patecatl was the god of medicine.

Paynal

Paynal was the messenger to Huitzilopochtli.

Teoyaomqui

Teoyaomqui is the god of dead warriors.

Tlaloc

Tlaloc is the great rain and fertility god. He lived at Tlalocan with the corn goddesses.

Tlalocan

Tlalocan was the paradise of Tlaloc. It was where the souls of those killed by lightning, dropsy, skin diseases and those sacrificed to Tlaloc went.

Tlazolteotl

Tlazolteotl was the goddess of licentiousness.

Tonacatecuhtli

Tonacatecuhtli was the creator and provider of food.

Tonatiuh

Tonatiuh was a sun-god, the eagle and heavenly warrior.

Xilonen

Xilonen was the goddess of young maize. She was a wife of Tezcatlipoca.

Xipe Totec

Xipe Totec was the god of seedtime.

Xochipilli

Xochipilli was the god of feasting and young maize.

Yacatecuhtli

Yacatecuhtli was the god of merchant adventurers.

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