Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

CIPACTLI

Aztec Creator God

Picture of the Aztec Creator God Cipactli from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Crox God, the World Crocodile.

Forget the world resting on the back of a turtle. For the Aztecs, the foundation of the Earth was a large crocodile.

In fact his name was their word for any old croc, but you can tell Cipactli was something special by his size and what he’s carrying. He’s also infamous for gobbling up one of Tezcatlipoca’s feet.

Cipactli Facts and Figures

Name: Cipactli
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1298

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Article last revised on August 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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