Ahuiateteo

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Macuiltonaleque, Códice Borgia.

Ahuiateteo[pronunciation?] or Macuiltonaleque[pronunciation?] were a group of five Aztec gods of excess and pleasure. They also represented the dangers that come along with these. These five gods were also invoked by diviners and mystics.[1] They were associated with the Tzitzimimeh, a group of frightening beings that personified death, drought, and war.[2]

The five gods are:[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miller and Taube 1993, 2003, p. 40.
  2. ^ Pohl 1998, pp. 194-195.

References[edit]

Miller, Mary; Karl Taube (2003) [1993]. An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-27928-4. OCLC 28801551
Pohl, John M. D. (Spring, 1998). Themes of Drunkenness, Violence, and Factionalism in Tlaxcalan Altar Paintings. RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics No. 33, Pre-Columbian States of Being , pp. 184-207. The President and Fellows of Harvard College acting through the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology JSTOR 20167008 (subscription required)