AZTEC FIRE GOD: XIUHTECUHTLI

Aztec fire godFOR MY FULL LIST OF AZTEC GODS CLICK HERE:    https://glitternight.com/2011/05/10/the-top-eleven-deities-in-aztec-mythology/

XIUHTECUHTLI – The god of fire who was also considered the god of time, which puts you in mind of the expression “time is the fire in which we are burning”. In addition Xiuhtecuhtli was also the patron deity of the nobility.

In Aztec cosmogeny fire was itself the Axis Mundi (my fellow mythology geeks will get the significance of that), manifesting on the Earthly plane in hearths, in the realm of the dead as a furnace and in the heavenly realm as the forge of the fire god himself.

Xiuhtecuhtli was the psychopomp in the Aztec pantheon, assisting the souls of the deceased to their home in the afterlife. He was also a copatron of the athletic games.    

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