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In Aztec mythology, the Centzonhuītznāhua (Nahuatl pronunciation: [sent͡sonwiːtsˈnaːwa] or, in plural, Centzon Huītznāuhtin, [sent͡sonwiːtsˈnaːwtin]) were the gods of the southern stars. They are the evil elder sons of Cōātlīcue, and their sister is Coyolxāuhqui. They and their sister tried to murder their mother upon learning of her pregnancy with Huītzilōpōchtli; their plan was thwarted when their brother sprang from the womb—fully grown and garbed for battle—and killed them all.
The Centzonhuītznāhua are known as the "Four Hundred Southerners"; the gods of the northern stars are the Centzonmīmixcōa.
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