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Home  |  World Mythologies   |  South American Mythology  |  Aztec Mythology

Meet the Aztec Gods: The Amazing and Terrifying Powers that Ruled Ancient Mexico

Have you ever wondered who the Aztec gods were and what they did? Well, you’re in luck, because we’re here to tell you all about them. The Aztecs were a mighty and awesome civilization that ruled over central Mexico from the 1300s to the 1500s. They had a huge empire, a rich culture, and a fascinating religion. They believed that there were many gods and spirits that made and controlled the world, and that they had to show them respect and give them gifts with ceremonies, prayers, and sometimes even human sacrifices. The Aztecs also thought that the gods had a lot to do with everything that happened in their lives, like war, farming, art, politics, and death.

But who were these gods and what were they like? Well, there were a lot of them, and they were not all the same. Some of them came from older cultures that lived in Mexico before the Aztecs, like the Olmecs, Maya, and Toltecs, and some of them were special to the Aztecs. Some of them were big and powerful, and some of them were small and local. Some of them were nice and helpful, and some of them were mean and scary. Some of them had many names, faces, and jobs, and some of them had just one.

Gods created the humans to work, fight and worship them and were not know to bless or grant any favours. The relationship of man and God was built on the predicate of harm if the wishes of the Gods were not adhered to. Human life was considered to be insignificant in the grand scheme of things and it would completely depend on forces of nature and God that were never in their control.

Aztec Mythical Characters

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Disclaimer: While it is the intention of Mythlok and its editors to keep all the information about various characters as mythologically accurate as possible, this site should not be considered mythical, legendary or folkloric doctrine in any way. We welcome you using this website for any research, journal or study but citing this website for any academic work would be at your own personal risk.