Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

CHALCHIUHTOTOLIN

Aztec Sickness God

The Precious Night Turkey

He is a manifestation of Tezcatlipoca in the form of a magnificent bird. A strange choice for a God of Pestilence and Mystery. It is a mystery we are reluctant to unravel.

There is a picture of him in the Codex Borbonias that is so utterly weird it must be seen to be disbelieved. In the midst of seemingly undecipherable symbols he is dressed in a turkey suit and seems to be vomiting into a large pot.

We may need to come back to this later, but not without a stiff drink or two first.

Chalchiuhtotolin Facts and Figures

Name: Chalchiuhtotolin
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Disease & Sickness
Area of expertise: Disease, Sickness, Illness

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
Popularity index: 1020

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Article last revised on April 08, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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