- 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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To sum up: Uitzilopochtli was a derivative form or determination of the Sun, and specifically of the Sun of the fair season.
Uitzilopochtli would die with the verdure, the flowers and all the beauteous adornments of spring and summer.
And this is why Tezcatlipoca, the god of the cold and dry season, rather than Uitzilopochtli, is his personal enemy.
He must disappear and die with the god whom he represented, who must now make way for Uitzilopochtli.
Uitzilopochtli signifies Humming-bird to the left, from Uizilin (Humming-bird), and opochtli (to the left).