AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

XIPE-TOTEC

Picture of XIPE-TOTEC from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Aztec Agriculture God

Also known as XIPE

Aztec God of Spring, Agriculture and flaying people alive

He’s the son of OMETECUHTLI. The one who wears the flayed skins. Only for fertility reasons you understand. Each spring, victims were flayed alive in his honor.

He also looks after goldsmiths. And we have it on good authority that he is responsible for a number of plagues, scabs and boils. Do goldsmiths ever get boils?

XIPE-TOTEC FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : XIPE-TOTEC
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Agriculture and Farming
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : XIPE
Popularity index : 10289

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Article last updated on 09 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "XIPE-TOTEC: God of Farming from Aztec mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 09 Jan. 2014. Web. 24 July 2014.

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