AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

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TECUCIZTECATL

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

Aztec Moon God

Also known as TECCIZTECATL, TECUCIZTECAL

Slimy and shiny God of the Moon

Now the God of the Moon but he started off as a lowly God of Snails and Worms.

Hoping to improve his slimy status, he volunteered to jump into the sacrificial flames to become the sun. But he lost his nerve at the last minute and NANAUTZIN beat him to it.

Ashamed, he leapt after her, but most of the fire had turned to ash. An eagle swooped down and carried them both to the sky. The sunny NANAUTZIN shone resplendent, but cowardly TECUCIZTECATL made a very feeble moon. The Gods jeered and threw a rabbit at him.

Although he changed his name to METZLI to avoid embarrassment, he still bears the bruises to this day. Go take a look. Join the dots — or in this case craters — and see if you can spot the rabbit outline.

TECUCIZTECATL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TECUCIZTECATL
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : TECCIZTECATL, TECUCIZTECAL
Popularity index : 9418
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Article last updated on 25 August 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Tecuciztecatl: Aztec God of the Moon (Aztec mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Aug. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

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