AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

XIUHCOATL

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

Aztec Fire God

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.

XIUHCOATL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : XIUHCOATL
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Fire
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 8266

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "XIUHCOATL: God of Fire from Aztec mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 10 Jan. 2014. Web. 31 July 2014.

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