AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

MICTLAN

Aztec legendary place

The Aztec Underworld, ruled over by MICTLANTECUHTLI, the grinning God of Death and his wife MICTECACIHUATL.

The Aztec Underworld was a vast veritable labyrinth of layers and levels which needed looking after by multitudes of ghastly Gods. Most of them with unpronounceable and unspellable names.

Gods of the Underworld were usually depicted in garish color in two-dimensional form. Three dimensional Gods with those colors would be a bit over the top. But MICTLAN itself is a gloomy, dank and depressing place, full of worms and creepy-crawlies.

Not to mention bones. QUETZALCOATL had a lot of trouble persuading MICTLANTECUHTLI to give them up for rebirth in the Fifth World.

MICTLAN FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MICTLAN
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Sorry, we don't know
Type : legendary place
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NOT OKAY, be careful
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 12475
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Article last updated on 01 August 2009 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "MICTLAN: legendary place from Aztec mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Aug. 2009. Web. 2 September 2014.

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