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HUEHUETEOTL
Also known as UEUETEOTL, XIUHTECUHTLI, XIUTECUHTLI

A picture showing the legend of HUEHUETEOTL 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!

The old old Aztec God. He represents the Fire of Life, and therefore has a fire bowl balanced on his head.

Every 52 years (an Aztec century), the Gods' contract with mankind would come up for renewal, and this always caused much panic among the paranoid.

Negotiations were kept free of legal mumbo jumbo as the Aztecs opted for chucking a bunch of victims on the bonfire. This always seemed to do the trick and HUEHUETEOTL was more than happy to sign up for another 52 years. Result: celebrations, feasts, gather round the hearth, keep the home fires burning etc.

HUEHUETEOTL also has an address: The Pole Star. Zip code unknown. He may or may not have CHALCHIUHTLICUE for his wife. Perhaps a little bit of flooding on the side?

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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 HUEHUETEOTL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : HUEHUETEOTL
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : UEUETEOTL, XIUHTECUHTLI, XIUTECUHTLI
Popularity index : 1144

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