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TECUCIZTECATL
Also known as TECCIZTECATL, TECUCIZTECAL

A picture showing the legend of TECUCIZTECATL taken from our Aztec mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Aztec Gods, Aztec Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 01 August 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT TECUCIZTECATL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : TECUCIZTECATL
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : NEUTRAL, may not care
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : TECCIZTECATL, TECUCIZTECAL
Popularity index : 1215

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