- the Aztec god of war and of the sun.
Origin of Huitzilopochtli
< Nahuatl Huītzilōpōchtli, equivalent to huītzil(in) hummingbird + ōpōchtli left-hand side
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One side (the right-hand) belongs to Tlaloc, the other to Huitzilopochtli.Studies in Central American Picture-Writing
Edward S. Holden
The plate represents what was probably the idol of Huitzilopochtli.
The character within that of Culhuacan is Huitzilopochtli, their national god.
The temple of Huitzilopochtli was considered the wealthiest in Mexico.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2
Hubert Howe Bancroft
In the centre rose the great teocalli dedicated to the god Huitzilopochtli.Mexico