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YACATECUHTLI
Also known as YIACATECUHTLI

A picture showing the legend of YACATECUHTLI 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!

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.

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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 YACATECUHTLI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : YACATECUHTLI
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : YIACATECUHTLI
Popularity index : 576

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