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or Ui·tzi·lo·poch·tli

  1. the Aztec god of war and of the sun.
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Origin of Huitzilopochtli

< Nahuatl Huītzilōpōchtli, equivalent to huītzil(in) hummingbird + ōpōchtli left-hand side
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Historical Examples of huitzilopochtli

  • 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.

  • In the centre rose the great teocalli dedicated to the god Huitzilopochtli.


    Susan Hale