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YACATECUHTLI

Picture of the Aztec Commerce God YACATECUHTLI from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Commerce God

Also known as YIACATECUHTLI

Ancient God of Traveling Salesmen and Merchants

Director of the Pochtecas Chamber of Commerce, YACATECUHTLI offers insider dealing only and it’s very difficult to obtain membership. The secret symbol is a bundle of twigs.

Merchants (known as Pochtecas) who traveled distant and dangerous lands would halt their caravans at night and build an effigy of him from their walking sticks. He would then guard their precious merchandise while they dreamt of wealth...

His symbol is the cross, which he appears to be carrying as though attempting to hawk it from door-to-door. Makes a change from double-glazing — although we don’t know if he offers any kind of warranty.

Some sources state that his name means ‘Lord of the Nose’. He may have a nose for business but Lord of the Vanguard is a better translation. Or at least, a less silly one.

YACATECUHTLI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : YACATECUHTLI
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Merchants and Selling
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : YIACATECUHTLI
Popularity index : 7654

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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