The codex is illustrated with 51 fullpage paintings in watercolor. In the aztec releegion, huitzilopochtli clessical nahuatl. It is believed that when they left the area of what is now the southwestern u. Originally he was of little importance to the nahuas, but after the rise of the aztecs, tlacaelel reformed their religion and put huitzilopochtli at the same level as quetzalcoatl, tlaloc, and tezcatlipoca, making him a solar god. Mythology the tutelary deity of the aztecs, worshiped as a god of the sun and of war. Huitzilopochtlis siblings thought that their mother coatlicue had dishonored them with her mysterious pregnancy.
The legend of huitzilopochtli is recorded in the mexicayotl chronicle. His sister, coyolxauhqui, tried to kill their mother because she became pregnant in a shameful way by a ball of feathers. Descargue como doc, pdf, txt o lea en linea desde scribd. This text has been the object of various forms of interpretation. Strongly influenced by precontact pictographic manuscripts, the paintings are of exceptional artistic quality. Huitzilopochtli was the patron god of the mexica tribe. Huitzilopochtli was a fierce god who used the serpent of fire the suns rays, to destroy his enemy siblings, the moon and stars. The birth of huitzilopochtli, patron god of the aztecs this is a teocuitatl, divine song, a sort of epic poem in which the birth of huitzilopochtli is recalled. Many in the pantheon of deities of the aztecs were inclined to have a.
Coyolxauhqui y huitzilopochtli linkedin slideshare. So as the battles of day and night continued, the mexica aztec people recognized his victories over darkness with each new sunrise. Her offspring, huitzilopochtli, learned of this plan while still in the womb, and before it was put into action, sprang from his mothers womb fully grown and fully armed and killed his sister. Huitzilopochtli simple english wikipedia, the free. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a page. The portentous patron god of the aztecs was the son of coatlicue, she of the skirt of serpents, a title. Huitzilopochtli, as depicted in the codex tellerianoremensis. The birth of huitzilophochtli, patron god of the aztecs. The portentous patron god of the aztecs was the son of coatlicue, she of the skirt of serpents, a title of the mother goddess.
He was also the national god of the mexicas, also known as aztecs, of tenochtitlan. Pdf this article covers the study of the ceremonial procession known as ipaina huitzilopochtli, which took place. The shield the god holds does not only relate to the birth of huitzilopochtli but is also part of the iconography identifying him as a war deity. Mythology the tutelary deity of the aztecs, worshiped as a. Huitzilopochtli is the sun who is born from cuatlicue, the earth. In aztec mythology, huitzilopochtli, also spelled uitzilopochtli, 1 was a god of war, a sun god, and the patron of the city of tenochtitlan. One sister of huitzilopochtli, coyolxauhqui, encouraged her star sisters and brothers to kill their mother coatlicue. According to some researchers, the myth has to do with an astral primeval confrontation. According to legend, it was huitzilopochtli that urged them to leave their original homeland and led them to the mexico valley region.
In the aztec religion, huitzilopochtli classical nahuatl. Huitzilopochtli around 1,000 years ago, the aztecs left their home of aztlan and followed their patron, huitzilopochtli, to a new land and way of life. Huitzilopochtli, as depictit in the codex borbonicus. For generations they travelled in seven tribes called calpultin, one of which was especially favoured by huitzilopochtli. The birth of huitzilopochtli, patron god of the aztecs pdf. Huitzilopochtli or hummingbird was the chief god of the aztecs and was called their god of war. Both the codex magliabechiano and sahaguan mention the importance of huitzilopochtlis weapons. In the aztec religion, huitzilopochtli is a deity of war, sun, human sacrifice, and the patron of the.
In this image, four arrows protrude from the round shield. While we have no information on who might have been the father of coyolxauhqui and her 400 brothers, huitzilopochtli was conceived in. Huitzilopochtli simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. However, huitzilopochtli sprang out of his mother and saved her. Huitzilopochtli synonyms, huitzilopochtli pronunciation, huitzilopochtli translation, english dictionary definition of huitzilopochtli.1411 194 921 387 977 729 360 1417 1284 965 1462 579 1616 1320 1088 1630 585 26 929 636 226 875 17 618 410 1608 26 1589 1290 1272 1618 1356 1033 232 549 772 288 1182 951 734 682