Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico


Aztec Night-time God

Also known as Chalchiuhtecolotl, Precious Owl

This deity is a real night owl

This is a special manifestation of the God Tezcatlipoca. He obviously doesn’t give a hoot that other owls have hardly a letter to their name.

The name Chalchiuhtecólotl means ‘Precious Horned Owl’ — although pretentious may be more fitting.

In Aztec culture, owls were often associated with magic and sorcery. So be careful if you see a mysterious owl following you about – it could be Tezcatlipoca about to cast a spell on you.

Chalchiuhtecólotl Facts and Figures

Name: Chalchiuhtecólotl
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chalchiuhtecolotl, Precious Owl

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: the Night
Area of expertise: Night

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 7577

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Article last revised on April 08, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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