Leo, Timothy, Eric, Cory, and Ashley
of Warren E. Hyde Middle School
Primary Aztec Deities:
1. Ometecuhtli: Supreme deity of the Aztec
Pantheon, god of flame and creation of the
cosmos, and androgynous master (lord) of
2. Coatlicue: Earth goddess of life, famine, and
3. Tezcatlipoca: God of night, matter, the north,
beauty, and warfare.
4. Huitzilopochtli: Manifestation of the sun god
Tezcatlipoca, tutelary deity of the Aztec, god
of warfare and the sun, and chief god of
Primary Aztec Deities, Cont.:
5. Quetzalcoatl: A manifestation of the sun god
Tezcatlipoca represented as a plumed serpent.
6. Tlaloc: The god of rain, agriculture, fire, and
7. Chantico: The goddess of flame, earthly
matter, pleasure, and misery.
8. Acolmiztli: The secondary god of the
9. Mictlantecuhtli: The primary god of Mictlan
and lord of the dead.
Genealogy of Primary Aztec Deities:
By: Cory and Ashley
Rise of the Aztec Empire:
-Believed they were from Aztlan
-Moved to the Valley of Mexico in the 1200’s
-Found symbol at a swampy site in Lake Texcoco,and
formed their capital city, Tenochtitlán, there
-Learned to be skillful warriors, and became powerful
-Captured live enemies in war
God of night and sorcery
Object in most prayers
Also worshipped under name of Titlacahuan
Related to stellar gods
Warrior of the South
“Nahual” is that of a jaguar
Goddess of life and death
Mother of the southern stars
Gave birth to all celestial things
primarily a plumed serpent
god of death, resurrection, light, wind water, and
fertility, the deity who patronized culture, arts,
poetry, and all knowledge, and the establisher of
agriculture and the Aztec calendar
served a significant role in the organization of the
original cosmos and in the creation and
destruction of various world periods
ruler of the fifth world cycle and the creator of
the humans of that particular era
God of war and sun
Chief of the mighty Tenochtitlán
Son of Coatlicue
Represented as a hummingbird
Name means “Blue Hummingbird of the South”
Lord of the Underworld
Mictlan, his domain:
the underworld of the Aztecs
Description of Mictlantecuhtl:
Lord of the underworld, Mictlan.
played quite a role in the creation of the "new
world" and humans
The Rain God
-blue colored man wearing foam sandals,
a net of clouds, a crown of heron feathers,
and carrying a pair of rattles
Who was he?:
- the god of rain, agriculture, fire, and
-Tlalocan, where all drowned people lived
Destruction of the Aztec World:
-Used human sacrifices to prevent the destruction of
the fifth world.
-Four suns/worlds have been destroyed
1)Chalchiuhtlicue(destroyed by floods)
2)Texcatlipoca(world was set ablaze)
3)Tlaloc(land was set ablaze)
4)Quetzalcoatl(hurricane ended the fourth world)
5)Nanahuatzin(earthquakes will end the fifth world)
General division of labor:
King of the gods: Eric
Messenger god: Leo
Technical coordinator: Timothy and Leo
Audio: Leo and Timothy
Student material: Leo
Audio: Eric, Leo, and Timothy
Video: Eric, Leo, Timothy, and Cory
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