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ITZTLI

Aztec Sacrifice God

Also known as ITZLI

Cheerful knife god of ritual slaughter

He’s in charge of the sacred obsidian stone knives used for ritual slaying. Like this entry, he’s short and to the point.

But we must point out that Aztec sacrificial knives were not the grim instruments of torture you might imagine. In fact they were adorned with cute little faces with wide staring eyes.

This must have been the Aztec equivalent of a dentist’s drill covered in Micky Mouse stickers. "Open wide Johnny, this won’t hurt a bit..."

ITZTLI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ITZTLI
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Ritual Slaughter
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ITZLI
Popularity index : 717

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Article last updated on 19 August 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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