Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

XIUHCOATL

Aztec Fire God

Picture of the Aztec Fire God Xiuhcoatl from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Turquoise Fire Serpent and God of Drought

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

Name: Xiuhcoatl
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: Fire
Area of expertise: Fire

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Popularity index: 881

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

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