Aztec mythology

MACUILTONALEQUE

Aztec Gluttony Gods

Also known as AHUIATETEO, MAQUILTONALEQUE, MACUIL-TONALEQUE

Five Gods of Pleasure and Excess

’Macuil’ means five and these gods include the dangers of overindulgence.

Their wagging fingers of reprimand show that drinking, gambling, sex and other pleasures should not be taken to extremes. It is for your own good — too much indulgence and you might end up looking like one of the hunchback dwarfish MACUILTONALEQUE.

We think you are allowed up to five cups of PULQUE — but who measures the size of the cup?

These five Gods were also invoked by diviners and mystics. Five Gods = five fingers, and with a little hand-waving all the future could be laid bare.

They are all good Southern Gods and their names are MACUILCOZCACUAHTLI, MACUILCUETZPALIN, MACUILMALINALLI, MACUILTOCHTLI and MACUILXOCHITL.

Macuiltonaleque Facts and Figures

Name: Macuiltonaleque
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: AHUIATETEO, MAQUILTONALEQUE, MACUIL-TONALEQUE

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Greed and Gluttony
Area of expertise: Greed, Gluttony

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 18363

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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