Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

METZLI

Aztec Moon God

Also known as METZTLI

Picture of the Aztec Moon God Metzli from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Old Moon God

The name for the moon after Tecciztecatl started looking after it (see his entry for details).

Apart from the embarrassing events leading up to his new moon career, he’s often depicted carrying a moon seashell on his back, thereby bearing some responsibility for the fashion of shell suits.

Metzli Facts and Figures

Name: Metzli
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: METZTLI

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

In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon

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

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