Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico


Aztec Justice God

God of Justice and Lord of the Morning Star

He used to be a warm and cheerful God of the Dawn called Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli. Then along came the Sun.

Sun God Tonatiuh was a really arrogant piece of work, demanding all kinds of unreasonable sacrifices. This was even more annoying because the week before, Tonatiuh had been a feeble God of Nothing and common as muck.

Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli fired a stone dart to teach him a lesson. But he missed. Tonatiuh fired back and got him right in the forehead. Ouch. The pain. This didn’t improve his demeanour but only made him meaner. He turned into the cold and stony Itztlacoliuhqui. And that’s why Venus is cool and the dawn is cold.

Now Itztlacoliuhqui is the patron of Castigation, Stone and Cold Hard Things. Like many Gods who attempt to deal out justice, he often wears a blindfold. Or perhaps it’s a bandage for his poor injured forehead.

Itztlacoliuhqui Facts and Figures

Name: Itztlacoliuhqui
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Justice
Area of expertise: Justice
Associated with: Venus

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

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