Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

HUEHUETEOTL

Aztec Fire God

Also known as Ueueteotl, Xiuhtecuhtli, Xiutecuhtli

Picture of the Aztec Fire God Huehueteotl from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Fire of Life

The old old Aztec God. He carries a representative fire bowl upon his head.

Every 52 years (an Aztec century), the Gods’ contract with mankind would come up for renewal, and this always caused much panic among the paranoid.

Negotiations were kept free of legal mumbo jumbo as the Aztecs opted for chucking a bunch of victims on the bonfire. This always seemed to do the trick and Huehueteotl was more than happy to sign up for another 52 years. Result: celebrations, feasts, gather round the hearth, keep the home fires burning etc.

Huehueteotl also has an address: The Pole Star. Zip code unknown. He may or may not have Chalchiuhtlicue for his wife. Perhaps a little bit of flooding on the side?

Huehueteotl Facts and Figures

Name: Huehueteotl
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ueueteotl, Xiuhtecuhtli, Xiutecuhtli

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

In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 1179

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Article last revised on October 30, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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