Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

ITZTLI

Aztec Sacrifice God

Also known as ITZLI

Picture of the Aztec Sacrifice God Itztli from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Cheerful knife god of ritual slaughter

He’s in charge of the sacred obsidian stone knives used for ritual slaying. Like this entry, he’s short and to the point.

But we must point out that Aztec sacrificial knives were not the grim instruments of torture you might imagine. In fact they were adorned with cute little faces with wide staring eyes.

This must have been the Aztec equivalent of a dentist’s drill covered in Micky Mouse stickers. “Open wide Johnny, this won’t hurt a bit...”

Itztli Facts and Figures

Name: Itztli
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ITZLI

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

In charge of: Ritual Slaughter
Area of expertise: Sacrifice, Ritual Slaughter

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 725

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Article last revised on August 10, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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