Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

MICTLAN

Aztec legendary place

The Aztec Underworld, ruled over by Mictlantecuhtli, the grinning God of Death and his wife Mictecacihuatl

The Aztec Underworld was a vast veritable labyrinth of layers and levels which needed looking after by multitudes of ghastly Gods. Most of them with unpronounceable and unspellable names.

Gods of the Underworld were usually depicted in garish color in two-dimensional form. Three dimensional Gods with those colors would be a bit over the top. But Mictlan itself is a gloomy, dank and depressing place, full of worms and creepy-crawlies.

Not to mention bones. Quetzalcoatl had a lot of trouble persuading Mictlantecuhtli to give them up for rebirth in the Fifth World.

Mictlan Facts and Figures

Name: Mictlan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NOT OKAY, be careful
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Article last revised on August 10, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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