Monday, December 26, 2016

Winter Traditions and Holidays Part 23 - Itztlacoliuhqui


  • Aztec mythology, he is the god of frost.
  • Tonatiuh, the sun god, demanded obedience and sacrifice from the other gods. Enraged at his arrogance, the god of dawn shoots an arrow at the sun but missed and pierced the Lord of Dawn through the head turning him into the god of cold
  • He is death in the trinity of birth, life, and death.
  • He is depicted with a straw broom in his hand, symbolizing his function as the cleaner of the way for new life to emerge thereafter.

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