Zacatzontli

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Zacatzontli, Borgia Codex, he has an eagle as sun's symbol guide

Zacatzontli, in Aztec mythology, is the god of day road, he has an eagle as sun's symbol guide. He holds in his left hand a staff and his right hand supports an backpack full of quetzals. He can be a protector of merchants, thus equating him with the Mayan god Ek Chuáj. He also helps travellers making him like Jokõjin and Jizu in Japanese mythology. One of the odd things about Zacatzontli is that he doesn't have a headdress, only a feather. His name could mean Lord of the Road or His Road The Lord, although the former seems more likely.[1]

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  1. ^ Biblioteca Porrúa. Imprenta del Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Historia y Etnología, ed. (1905). Diccionario de Mitología Nahua (in Spanish). México. p. 161. ISBN 978-9684327955.