↑the Florentine Codex identifies Old God as an alternative epithet for Lord Fire. Old God is characteristically depicted as an aged or even decrepit being, whereas Lord Fire's appearance is much more youthful and vigorous
↑The king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. Depicted as a blood-spattered skeleton. His wife was Mictecacihuatl. Mictlantecuhtli and his wife were the opposites and compliments of Ometecuhtli and Omecihuatl, the givers of life. After Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca created the world, they put their creation in order and placed Mictlantecuhtli and his wife in the underworld. The twin gods Feathered Serpent and Dog-man were sent by the other gods to steal the bones of the previous generation of gods from Mictlantecuhtli. The god of the underworld sought to block Quetzalcoatl's escape with the bones and, although he failed, he forced Quetzalcoatl to drop the bones, which were scattered and broken by the fall. The shattered bones were collected by Quetzalcoatl and carried back to the land of the living, where the gods transformed them into the various races of mortals.
↑mother and father of the Gods the personification of life after death and is sometimes considered to be the same as Old God. His wife was Jade Skirt. Lord Fire was considered to be mother and father of the Gods, who dwelled in the turquoise enclosure in the center of earth. The nahual, or spirit form, of Lord Fire is Fire Serpent. Xiuhtecuhtli is sometimes considered to be a manifestation of Ometecuhtli, the Lord of Duality
↑The Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Old Zillah, the god of the sun and war. She is also known as Grandmother and Serpent Lady the patron of women who die in childbirth. She was sacrificed during the beginning of the present creation. She was once magically impregnated by a ball of feathers that fell on her while she was sweeping a temple, and subsequently gave birth to the gods Feathered Serpent and Dog-man. Her daughter Face painted with Bells then rallied Serpent Skirt's four hundred other children together and goaded them into attacking and decapitating their mother. The instant she was killed, the god Old Zillah suddenly emerged from her womb fully grown and armed for battle. He killed many of his brothers and sisters, including Face painted with Bells, whose head he cut off and threw into the sky to become the moon. In one variation on this legend, Old Zillah himself is the child conceived in the ball-of-feathers incident and is born just in time to save his mother from harm
↑Titlacauan ("We are his Slaves"), Ipalnemoani ("He by whom we live"), Necoc Yaotl ("Enemy of Both Sides"), Tloque Nahuaque ("Lord of the Near and the Nigh") and Yohualli Èecatl ("Night, Wind"), Ome acatl ("Two Reed"), Ilhuicahua Tlalticpaque ("Possessor of the Sky and Earth"). Smoke&Mirrors was often described as a rival of another important god of the Aztecs, the culture hero, Feathered Serpent. Feathered Serpent and Smoke&Mirrors joined forces to create the world. Before their act there was only the sea and the crocodilian earthmonster called Cipactli. To attract her, Tezcatlipoca used his foot as bait, and Cipactli ate it. The two gods then captured her, and distorted her to make the land from her body. After that, they created the people, and people had to offer sacrifices to comfort Cipactli for her sufferings.
↑The twin of Quetzalcoatl, the pair being sons of the virgin Serpent Skirt, and was the dark personification of Venus, the evening star. He guarded the sun when it went through the underworld at night. He also assisted Feathered Serpent in bringing humankind and fire from the underworld. In art, Dog-man was depicted as a skeleton, a dog-headed man or a monster animal with reversed feet. He was also the patron of the Mesoamerican ballgame . He is identified with Citrus as being the Aztec god of fire
↑the god of the planet Venus, the morning star and was associated with Quetzalcoatl
↑Goddess of love, beauty, youth, lakes, rivers, seas, streams, horizontal waters, storms, and baptism. Wife of Tlaloc. Mother of old moon god She was also said to be the wife of Lord Fire, also called old god, an Aztec moon god
↑Young one. Warriors were transformed into hummingbirds upon death and went to join Huitzilopochtli
↑Coxcox and his wife, Radiant Flower, survived the flood. They had many children, but all of them were dumb. The great spirit took pity on them, and sent a dove, which attempted to teach the children how to speak. Ancient Aztec paintings often depict the dove carrying a hieroglyphic symbol representing the languages of the world
↑Ixtlilxochitl, the native historian, says the first world lasted 1716 years before the flood. The Aztecs tell of the prophet Huemac or Quetzalcoatl who taught ethics, warning of the coming destruction, and died at 300. Nata and Nena survived the flood in a ship which they built at the command of the god Tezcatlipoca. The date of the flood was the year Cacalli.
↑The fifth sun. He was sick, but rejuvenated himself by burning himself alive and then became the warrior sun and wandered through the heavens with the souls of those who died in battle, refusing to move if not offered enough sacrifices. Leader of Tollan, heaven.
↑mother of Centeotl by Young Prince Under the designation of Ixcuinan she was thought to be plural in number and four sisters of different ages by the names; Tiacapan (the first born), Teicu (the younger sister), Tlaco (the middle sister) and Xocotzin (the youngest sister). Her son was Centeotl and she was also known as Grandmother Another son was Yum-Kax, the Maya maize god
↑a deity associated with stars. They were depicted as skeletal female figures wearing skirts often with skull and crossbone. The leader of the tzitzimimeh was the Goddess Obsidian or clawed butterfly (bat?) who was the ruler of Tamoanchan - the paradise where the Tzitzimimeh resided
↑a goddess who created the stars along with her husband, Citlalatonac. This pair of gods are sometimes associated with the first pair of humans, Nata and Nena.
↑A fearsome skeletal warrior goddess who ruled over the paradise world of Tamoanchan, the paradise of victims of infant mortality and place identified where humans were created. She is the mother of cloud serpent. She was considered one of the cihuateteo and also one of the Star demons that threatened to devour people during solar eclipses