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South American - The Aztec and Mayan day had 20 or 22 hours. In the scheme of twenty-two hours, thirteen were daytime hours, nine at night. Each hour had its own deity, generally given as starting with Xiuhtecutli, followed by Tlaltecuhtli, Chalchiuhtlicue, Tonatiuh, Tlacolteutl, Teoyaomaqui (or Mictlantecuhtli), Xochipilli-Cinteotl, Tlaloc, Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca, Mictlantecuhtli (or Chalmecatecuhtli), Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli and Ilamatecuhtli (or Citlalinicue) for the daylight hours, followed by Xiuhtecuhtli, Itzli, Pilzintecuhtli-Tonatiuh, Cinteotl, Mict lan tecuhtli, Chalchiuhtlicue, Tlacol teutl, Tepeyollotl and Tlaloc for the night hours. The Aztec month had twenty days. The names of these days were as follows: Acatl Miquiztli Atl Ocelotl Calli Ollin Cipactli Ozmatli Coatl Quauhtli Cozcaquauhtli Quiahiuitl Ehecatl Quetzpallin Itzcuintli Tecpatl Malinalli Tochtli Mazatl Xochitl Each day symbolised some animal or object and a particular compass point and was governed by a particular deity. These details are given under individual entries. In some references, called day.

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