Definition of Dioses aztecas
Dioses aztecas, Aztec gods in English Language, are supreme entities that ruled the worldview of the Mexican world and were part of the beliefs of this ancient indigenous tribe that lived in these areas.
SYNONYMS FOR Dioses aztecas
- Mexican gods
- Supreme entities
- Aztec deities
ORIGIN OF Dioses aztecas
According to Aztec mythology, at the beginning of time when nothing existed, Ometéotl emerged: the god who created himself and created Ometecuhtli and Omecíhuatl, who are considered as the Creative Couple. These two gave birth to the four Tezcatlipocas: Xipe Tótec (the red), Yaótl (the black), Quetzalcóatl (the white) and Huitzilopochtli (the blue).
And after this event more deities will be created, many of them known as Tonatiuh, which is the god of the sun and others not so well known as Chantico, goddess of personal treasures.
In this way there are many other deities that are created from these, but we must consider that this mythology should not be taken in a linear way, since there are cases that must be analyzed meticulously.
For example, the goddess Coatlicue is considered “the mother of the gods” or as “the grandmother deity”, she descends from the Creator Couple, but at the same time, she is the mother of her own mother.
CURIOSITIES OF Dioses aztecas
The Mexica cosmogony points out four creations of the world along with their respective destructions. Once these cycles ended, the myth of the emergence of the Fifth Sun took place.
It should also be noted that there is a marked absence of sources of information that specify these deities, to which approximately 30 of them are known, such as those described above and we could add Tlazolteotl, goddess of love.