• magic — Certain illnesses were thought to be the result of black magic by some sorcerer. Human sacrifice was a religious practice of Aztec civilization. She guards the secret wells, springs, and rivers of healing, and is worshiped as a goddess of Witchcraft and magic." Apart from the identities honouring nature and gods, warrior names were given to boys and men in society. ( Log Out /  As a group this good-time trio represented health, pleasure and happiness. Toci, Codex Telleriano-Remensis, folio 3r (Click on image to enlarge) We’re not sure where your information came from, but the closest the Aztecs came to a god of good health would most likely be Toci (‘Our Grandmother’). In Aztec mythology, Ehecatl was the god … ( Log Out /  Ehecatl . To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage … Back while drawing #12 I started getting pains in my right hand from all the clicking—so I switched. Valery Rizzo / Stockbyte / Getty Images. They thought steam baths could help fevers by cleaning, relaxing and sweating out the spirits that caused the fevers. This illusion was actually caused by the narcotic hallucinations on top of the alcohol. 3, 2005), and is presented here (with our own illustrations) by kind permission of the editor of Herbs. The members of the Aztec upper class would often take teonanácatl at … Yauhtli and Iztauhyatl were the two plants that were used most often. As well as being a pulque god like his wife, he’s the deity of intoxication by peyote, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and psychotropic herbs such as datura (jimson weed), morning glory, and marijuana. This illusion was actually caused by the narcotic hallucinations on top of the alcohol. Scholars studying the Aztec (or Mexica) religion have identified no fewer than 200 gods and goddesses, divided into three groups. Like Mayahuel and the Centzon Totochtin, Patecatl himself is a god of pulque, the alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant. He was the patron saint of Aztec festivities. Human sacrifice, particularly by offering a victim’s heart to Tonatiuh, was commonly practiced, as was bloodletting. Among the major Aztec gods and goddesses, Xochiquetzal (also known as Ichpōchtli – meaning ‘maiden’) was a feminine deity of beauty, sexual love and power, fertility, and arts and crafts. Ahuiateteo. These plants were used in healing, fortune telling, shamanic magic, and public religious ceremonies, hopefully also to tranquilize sacrificial victims and enhance the sacramental nature of the ritual. Xipe Totec. The Gods of Medicine, Disease, and Death The Mayan fascination with origin, medicine and understanding of disease was firmly bonded to religion. Make of that what you will. In an effort to explain how disease came to humanity, the Mayan’s assigned certain attributes to their collection of gods. The son of Zeus by Leto, Apollo was a multi-faceted god. To download this one as a pdf file with a page of caption and model images from the Aztec Codices, just right-click here and select “Save as.”  You can also download it in freely sizable vector drawings from the coloring book page. Itztlacoliuhqui-Ixquimilli, the Curved Point of Obsidian, the god frost, ice, … Secret Compound In Ancient Aztec Medicine Could Be Big Pharma’s Dream Brian Wang | December 2, 2020 Thousands of years ago, ancient Aztecs may have held the key to the next biotech breakthrough. ( Log Out /  In Aztec mythology Xochipilli has two brothers Ixtlilton (the god of health, medicine and dancing) and Macuilxóchitl (the god of games). He ruled over the 13-day sequence in the 260-day ritual calendar beginning with the day Ce Quiauitl (One Rain). Learn how your comment data is processed. 'Wind and Air,' an ancient Mesoamerican god of winds, especially those which bring rain. In Maya mythology, Cit Bolon Tum was a god of medicine. The figure of the snake ingesting a rabbit is based on a page from Vaticanus, where an eagle is also seizing the snake. God of Medicine. Prominent in the Aztec pantheon were Huitzilopochtli, god of war; Tonatiuh, god of the sun; Tlaloc, god of rain; and Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent, who was part deity and part culture hero. They used plants and herbs, roots and barks to make many medicines. 30, no. PATECATL {pa-te-katł} is the god of healing and fertility, medicine (herbology) and surgery, who gives comfort in illness.Logically he is patron of day Grass. In Aztec mythology Xochipilli has two brothers Ixtlilton (the god of health, medicine and dancing) and Macuilxóchitl (the god of games). This is a standard pixelated image, and it’s currently winging its electronic way to my graphic wizard for conversion to vectors. The god also has a sister (or female counterpart), Xochiquetzal. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Meant as a House of Healing, the temple in the upper right may be a bit over the top ornamentally, but it’s stylistically real. Malinalli is associated with tenacity and rejuvenation. PATECATL. Here we profile some of the most important gods for you, and provide a downloadable feature for each one, beautifully produced and researched for us by Julia Flood. As with Tlaloc, Xipe Totec was venerated for agricultural fertility as well as being the … The vignettes in the upper section of the icon are based on medicinal scenes from various codices, including Nuttall, Borgia, Fejervary-Mayer, Vaticanus, and even the post-Conquest Florentine Codex. This article, by Corrinne Burns (right) and Randolph Arroo, was first published in the journal ‘Herbs’ (vol. His eye is just as baleful in the model, where (as is often the case with gods, male and female) it’s horribly blood-shot. Apollo was a god of the sun and of healing magic. It’s not really a god, it’s a set of them. For about 200 years the Aztecs wandered around Mexico before they settled in the valley of Mexico. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The vectorized files for #12, OMETEOTL, have now been added to the list on the coloring book page, where you can also view and download all the previous icons. Husband of MAYAUEL, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (400 Rabbits), the gods of … Aztec/Mexica Gods Welcome to our section on Aztec/Mexica Gods! Most of the plants used were sacred to Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god. Tlaloc's Characteristics The rain god was among the most important of the Aztec deities, governing the spheres of water, fertility, and agriculture. Patecatl is the Lord of the Land of Medicines, a god of healing and fertility.He is the husband of Mayahuel. I’ve included it to symbolize life as a food cycle, very much the way the Aztecs saw it. For the Aztecs, he was born on the day 9 Wind and was patron of the second day, Ehecatl. In Aztec mythology, Cihuacoatl was a goddess whose roaring signalled war. Cihuacoatl . This song is dedicated to my Mexican sister Ori with whom I have spent moments of joy and bliss in the Sacred Valley, Peru. With the aid of his wife Mayahuel, he pepped up Pulque by adding certain roots to the maguey cactus mixture under the illusion that it was amazingly beneficial ‘Pulque Physic’. Tlaloc oversaw crop growth, especially maize, and the regular cycle of the seasons. The Aztecs were Nahuatl-speaking groups living in central Mexico and much of their mythology is similar to that of other Mesoamerican cultures. (They have both Venus as association as symbol of twins), "List of Aztec gods and supernatural beings", Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Aztec_gods_and_supernatural_beings&oldid=986264393, Articles needing additional references from February 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 19:48. I won’t even guess what that’s all about. Change ). Many of these deities are sourced from the Florentine Codex and another Codex and informants. PATECATL {pa-te-katł} is the god of healing and fertility, medicine (herbology) and surgery, who gives comfort in illness.Logically he is patron of day Grass. Xipe Totec, God of Fertility and Sacrifice. During ceremonial rituals, they used a special … Logically he is patron of day Grass. Aztec mythology is the body or collection of myths of Aztec civilization of Central Mexico. Aztec doctors knew a great deal about the human body. Priestess Brandi Auset says in The Goddess Guide, " [Airmed] collects and organizes herbs for health and healing, and teaches her followers the craft of plant medicine. Logically he is patron of day Grass. Aztec Icon #13 – PATECATL, God of Medicine, Follow Richard Balthazar on WordPress.com. This article, by Corrinne Burns (right) and Randolph Arroo, was first published in the journal ‘Herbs’ (vol. Major Aztec Gods: Tlaloc. Itztlacoliuhqui-Ixquimilli. Husband of MAYAUEL, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (400 Rabbits), the gods of drunkenness led by Ome Tochtli (Two Rabbit). Here’s Icon #13, PATECATL, which I drew on my old system (GNU) and believe it or not, using the mouse in my left hand. There are several points of interest in this icon: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Medicine Aztec ideas about illness and medicine were a blend of religion, magic, and medicine: • religion — Certain gods were thought to either send illnesses or heal them. Like in most traditional setups, wars were inevitable among the Aztec people. The Mexica (Aztec) Medicine Wheel ” This is an ancient symbol used by all of North and South America. Also, since it’s so obvious here, in general the Aztecs didn’t bother with the difference between right and left feet, but they usually tried to distinguish between right and left hands. 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