Huitzilopochtli

Central American - An Aztec sun-god and god of war. A humming-bird magician. Son of Tezcatlipoca or Mixcoatl and Coatlicue. Son of Tonacetecuhtli and Tonacacihuatl, some say. Brother of Camaxtli, Quauitlicac, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, some say. In some accounts he is an aspect of Tezcatlipoca as god of war. Born to Coatlicue, already mother of 400 children, he was delivered fullyformed and fully-armed, having been warned while still in the womb by Quauitlicac, that these children were planning kill Coatlicue to prevent his birth. Some say that he had two mothers - Coatlicue and Teteionan. In some versions, he decapitated his sister Coyolxauhqui; in others she was killed in battle between Huitzilopochtli and the other children. In either event, he threw her head into the heavens where it became the moon. He was the ruler of the current era, the Fifth Sun. He is said to be the god Xochipilli who developed into the war-god when he was given human blood to drink. He was depicted with his limbs painted with bars of blue and wearing a cap of humming-bird feathers. His shield was made of reeds and down from an eagle and his spear was tipped with down rather than flint. Called Huitzilopochtli, Huichilobos, Huichilobos, Huizilpochtli, Huizilpochtli, Hummingbird of the South, Hummingbird of the South, Quetzalcoatl , Quetzalcoatl , Ce Acatl, Eecatl, Ehecatl, Feathered Staff, (Green-)feathered Serpent, Lord of the (House of) Dawn, Precious Tree, Tla(h)ui(z)calpantecuhtli, Tlapallan, White Tezcatlipoca, Yahualli-Ehecatl, Hopi Palulukon, Mayan Kukulcan, Itzamna, Kwakiutl Kanikilak, Salish Quaaqua, Tlingit Yetl, Zuni Kaloowise, Huemac, Nanihehecatli, Papachtic, Quetzalcoatl, Topiltzin,Yahualli-Ehecatl, Tezcatlipoca, Tezcatlipoca, Camaxtli, Chac, Cocijo, Fiery Mirror, Moyocoatzin, Moyocoyan, Onachihuitonatiuh, Smoking Mirror, Teimatini, Tescatlipoca, Texcatzoncatl, Tezcatepuca, Tlamatzsincatl, Yoamaxtli, Chalchihuitotolin, Itzlacoliuhque, Itzli, Mixcoatl-Camaxtli, Moneneque, Nezahuapilli, Omacatl, Telpochtli, Tepeyollotl, Titlac(ah)uan, Tlaloc, Tonatiuh, Tree of Mirrors, Xipetotec, Yaotl, Yoalli Ehecatl, Yaotlinecoc, Yaotzin, Mayan Chac, Mixtec Tzahui, Totanac Tajin, Zapotec Cocijo, Moquequelsa, Pantecatle, Tequiua, Teyocoyani, Touyo, Uitzilopochtli, Uitzilopochtli, Xochipilli, Xochipilli, Flower Prince, Source of Flowers, Xochipili, Five Flower, Macuilxochitl, Blue Tezcatlipoca, Blue Tezcatlipoca, Humming-bird of the South, Humming-bird of the South, Mexitli, Mexitli, Hare of the Aloes, Mextli, Vitzilopochtli, Vitzilopochtli, Toltec Quetzalcoatl, Toltec Quetzalcoatl, Huitziton, Huitziton or Huitzon.

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