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CIPACTLI

A picture showing the legend of CIPACTLI taken from our Aztec mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Aztec Gods, Aztec Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Crox God, the World Crocodile.

Forget the world resting on the back of a turtle. For the Aztecs, the foundation of the Earth was a large crocodile.

In fact his name was their word for any old croc, but you can tell CIPACTLI was something special by his size and what he's carrying. He's also infamous for gobbling up one of TEZCATLIPOCA's feet.

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Article last updated on 31 July 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT CIPACTLI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CIPACTLI
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 477

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