AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

METZLI

Picture of the Aztec Moon God METZLI from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Moon God

Also known as METZTLI

Old Moon God

The name for the moon after TECUCIZTECATL started looking after it (see his entry for details).

Apart from the embarrassing events leading up to his new moon career, he’s often depicted carrying a moon seashell on his back, thereby bearing some responsibility for the fashion of shell suits.

METZLI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : METZLI
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : METZTLI
Popularity index : 8739
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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Metzli: Aztec God of the Moon." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 20 September 2014.

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