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God of pulque, lord of healing and fertility
Member of the Nauhtzonteteo
Patecatl as depicted in the Codex Borgia
Abodethe volcano Popocatépetl[1]
Ethnic groupAztec (Nahoa)
Personal information
ParentsOmecihuatl (Emerged by Tecpatl)
Siblingsthe Nauhtzonteteo (1,600 gods)
ChildrenCentzon Tōtōchtin (400 rabbits)

In Aztec mythology, Patecatl is a god of healing and fertility and the discoverer of peyote as well as the "lord of the root of pulque".[2][3][4] With Mayahuel, he was the father of the Centzon Totochtin.[5]

In the Aztec calendar, Patecatl is the lord of the thirteen days from 1 Monkey to 13 House. The preceding thirteen days are ruled over by Mictlantecuhtli and the following thirteen by Itztlacoliuhqui.


  1. ^ a b Otilia Meza (1981). El Mundo Mágico de los Dioses del Anáhuac (in Spanish). Editorial Universo. p. 105. ISBN 968-35-0093-5.
  2. ^ Holmer, Rick (2005). The Aztec Book of Destiny. North Charleston, South Carolina: BookSurge LLC. p. 83. ISBN 9781419611636. Retrieved 22 October 2017. The provider of the Shadow Coul Tonalli for those born on Grass Malinalli is the Medicine God Patecatl who symbolizes the health and healing effects of medicinal herbs that grow from the "jaws of earth".
  3. ^ Lurker, Manfred (2004). The Routledge Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses, Devils and Demons (2nd ed.). London: Taylor & Francis e-Library. p. 150. ISBN 0-203-64351-8. Retrieved 22 October 2017. Patecatl Aztec god of medicine and 'lord of the pulque root'. His wife is the pulque-goddess — > Mayahuel.
  4. ^ "Daysign Poll". 5 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Patecatl, Lord of the Land of Medicines". Retrieved 22 October 2017.