Winds of Olympus

Huitzilopochtli

Parents: Coatlicue

  • Sun King and God of War
  • Key figure in the creation of the Aztec cosmogony.
  • Avenged his mother's death by killing her murderers - all 400 of his Centzonuitznava brothers (stars) and his step-sister, Coyolxauhqui (moon)
  • Appeared to the Aztecs as an eagle carrying a snake perched on a cactus which foretold the location of Tenochtitlan.
  • Under the name , Mextli, he became the top god of Mexico.
  • His fall would serve as a sign or warning of doom for the empire and its people.
  • ​Patron god of the Mexican people