Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

XIPE TOTEC

Aztec Agriculture God

Also known as XIPE

Picture of the Aztec Agriculture God Xipe Totec from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec God of Spring, Agriculture and flaying people alive

He’s the son of Ometecuhtli. The one who wears the flayed skins. Only for fertility reasons you understand. Each spring, victims were flayed alive in his honor.

He also looks after goldsmiths. And we have it on good authority that he is responsible for a number of plagues, scabs and boils. Do goldsmiths ever get boils?

Xipe Totec Facts and Figures

Name: Xipe Totec
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: XIPE

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

In charge of: Agriculture and Farming
Area of expertise: Agriculture, Farming

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

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