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XIUHCOATL

A picture showing the legend of XIUHCOATL 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!

The Turquoise Fire Serpent and God of Drought. He also seems to be connected in some way to Fire God [HUEHUETEOTL].

XIUHCOATL is very serpentine and is often portrayed as a jade figurine with a head at each end. This must be one of the world's most frequently used artifacts. There is hardly a book or article on Mexico that does not reproduce this image, from line drawings to full color plates.

Whatever XIUHCOATL used to do in the way of drought and burning earth has now been forsaken in the interests of publicity.

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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 XIUHCOATL : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : XIUHCOATL
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 359

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