Category Archives: The Aztecs

Aztec Gods and Goddesses: Facts and Information

Here are some facts about Aztec Gods and Goddesses.

  • The Aztecs worshipped many different gods and goddesses, and the number grew as gods were adopted from neighbouring cities, tribes and societies.
  • Most of the Aztec gods were linked to specific aspects of Aztec life. Centeotl (or Cinteotl), for example, was god of maize.

Some of the most important Aztec gods and goddesses are listed below. Click the links to learn more about them.

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What Did the Aztecs Believe? Facts About Aztec Religion

Here are some facts about Aztec religion. Religion was incredibly important to the the Aztecs. The Aztecs worshipped many gods and goddesses, and the number increased as more and more cities and tribes were forced to pay tribute to the Aztecs. Tenochtitlan (the most important Aztec city) was introduced to gods from all over the… Continue Reading

Aztec Gods and Goddesses: Chalchiuhtlicue Facts

Here are some facts about Chalchiuhtlicue Chalchiuhtlicue was an important goddess during much of the Aztec reign in Central America. She was the goddess of the sea, rivers and storms and storms, and of baptism. She was believed to make crops fertile, and was also the protector of women and children. However, legend has it that… Continue Reading

Aztec Gods and Goddesses: Tezcatlipoca Facts

Here are some facts about Tezcatlipoca, Tezcatlipoca was an important god in the Aztec religion. He was the god of material things and of night, and was also associated with winds, the earth, magic and war. He was sometimes known as owner of the sky and the Earth, and Lord of the Smoking Mirror. The name… Continue Reading

Aztec Gods and Goddesses: Tlaloc Facts

Here are some facts about Tlaloc. Tlaloc was an important god in Aztec religion. He was the god of water, rain, fertility and springs, as well as caves and it was believed that he lived in a cave. Tlaloc was also the ruler of the Third Sun, a place with lots of water. The Third Sun… Continue Reading

Aztec Gods and Goddesses: Quetzalcoatl Facts

Here are some facts about Quetzalcoatl. Quetzalcoatl was one of the most important gods of the Aztecs and other peoples of Central America. His name means feathered serpent and he has been worshipped since 100 BC. He is shown sometimes as a serpent and sometimes as a dark man with a red beak. He is often… Continue Reading