Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico


Aztec Gluttony Gods

Also known as Ahuiateteo, Macuil-Tonaleque, Maquiltonaleque

Five Gods of Pleasure and Excess

’Macuil’ means five and these gods include the dangers of overindulgence.

Their wagging fingers of reprimand show that drinking, gambling, sex and other pleasures should not be taken to extremes. It is for your own good — too much indulgence and you might end up looking like one of the hunchback dwarfish Macuiltonaleque.

We think you are allowed up to five cups of Pulque — but who measures the size of the cup?

These five Gods were also invoked by diviners and mystics. Five Gods = five fingers, and with a little hand-waving all the future could be laid bare.

They are all good Southern Gods and their names are Macuilcozcacuahtli, Macuilcuetzpalin, Macuilmalinalli, Macuiltochtli and Macuilxochitl.

Macuiltonaleque Facts and Figures

Name: Macuiltonaleque
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ahuiateteo, Macuil-Tonaleque, Maquiltonaleque

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

In charge of: Greed and Gluttony
Area of expertise: Greed, Gluttony

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 8163

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Article last revised on April 09, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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