He also seems to be connected in some way to Fire God Huehueteotl.
Xiuhcoatl is very serpentine and is often portrayed as a jade figurine with a head at each end. This must be one of the world’s most frequently used artifacts. There is hardly a book or article on Mexico that does not reproduce this image, from line drawings to full color plates.
Whatever Xiuhcoatl used to do in the way of drought and burning earth has now been forsaken in the interests of publicity.
Xiuhcoatl Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire
Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 1268
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Article last revised on August 10, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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