AZTEC MEDICINE - Volume 10 Issue 4 - Francisco Guerra. Itztlacoliuhqui-Ixquimilli. The vignette of nose-piercing is remarkable for two reasons. Like in most traditional setups, wars were inevitable among the Aztec people. Tlaloc's Characteristics The rain god was among the most important of the Aztec deities, governing the spheres of water, fertility, and agriculture. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Aztec_gods_and_supernatural_beings God of Medicine. Called "Teonanácatl" in Nahuatl (literally "god mushroom"—compound of the words teo(tl) (god) and nanácatl (mushroom))—the mushroom genus Psilocybe has a long history of use within Mesoamerica. Learn how your comment data is processed. In Aztec mythology, Cihuacoatl was a goddess whose roaring signalled war. The Aztecs used many herbs and plants as their treatments. Aztec/Mexica Gods Welcome to our section on Aztec/Mexica Gods! Paracelsus, real name Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, ordered his followers in 1524 to burn books written by advocates of herb medicine, Kruger, p.157. Secret Compound In Ancient Aztec Medicine Could Be Big Pharma’s Dream Brian Wang | December 2, 2020 Thousands of years ago, ancient Aztecs may have held the key to the next biotech breakthrough. How to cure the stiffening of the serpent: herbal medicine, Aztec style. Here we profile some of the most important gods for you, and provide a downloadable feature for each one, beautifully produced and researched for us by Julia Flood. It’s not really a god, it’s a set of them. Malinalli, meaning ‘grass’, is the day in the Aztec calendar associated with the god Patecatl. In Aztec mythology, Chicomecoatl was the goddess of corn and fertility. These plants were used to cure fevers, epilepsy, stiffness, swelling, colds, and coughs. Logically he is patron of day Grass. (They have both Venus as association as symbol of twins), "List of Aztec gods and supernatural beings", Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The 10 Most Important Aztec Gods and Goddesses", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Aztec_gods_and_supernatural_beings&oldid=986264393, Articles needing additional references from February 2017, All articles needing additional references, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 October 2020, at 19:48. Associated with the group of stars known as the pleiades. Priestess Brandi Auset says in The Goddess Guide, " [Airmed] collects and organizes herbs for health and healing, and teaches her followers the craft of plant medicine. For about 200 years the Aztecs wandered around Mexico before they settled in the valley of Mexico. Ahuiateteo. In Aztec mythology Xochipilli has two brothers Ixtlilton (the god of health, medicine and dancing) and Macuilxóchitl (the god of games). In addition to being the god of the sun, he also presided over music, medicine, and healing. The Mexica (Aztec) Medicine Wheel ” This is an ancient symbol used by all of North and South America. ( Log Out /  Aztec Healer God God of Medicine. Ahuiateteo, gods of excess and pleasure.[1]. According to their culture, all the gods sacrificed themselves so that humanity could live. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Most of the plants used were sacred to Tlaloc, the Aztec rain god. To download this one as a pdf file with a page of caption and model images from the Aztec Codices, just right-click here and select “Save as.”  You can also download it in freely sizable vector drawings from the coloring book page. There are many different ways that this basic concept is expressed: the four grandfathers, the four winds, the four cardinal directions and many other relationships that can be expressed in sets of four. Change ). As a group this good-time trio represented health, pleasure and happiness. Ticitl, or Aztec healers, used plants, roots, herbs, and barks to make medicines. During ceremonial rituals, they used a special … Toci, Codex Telleriano-Remensis, folio 3r (Click on image to enlarge) We’re not sure where your information came from, but the closest the Aztecs came to a god of good health would most likely be Toci (‘Our Grandmother’). The figure of the snake ingesting a rabbit is based on a page from Vaticanus, where an eagle is also seizing the snake. There are several points of interest in this icon: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The Aztecs, the Late Postclassic civilization that the Spanish conquistadors met in Mexico in the 16h century, believed in a complex and diversified pantheon of gods and goddesses. Aztec doctors knew a great deal about the human body. He was also the god of healing and medicine, and those who were badly wounded were taken to his temple. During ceremonial rituals, they … Medicine Aztec ideas about illness and medicine were a blend of religion, magic, and medicine: • religion — Certain gods were thought to either send illnesses or heal them. Cihuacoatl . This illusion was actually caused by the narcotic hallucinations on top of the alcohol. 3, 2005), and is presented here (with our own illustrations) by kind permission of the editor of Herbs. Centeotl Centeotl, the God of Maize. Tlaloc oversaw crop growth, especially maize, and the regular cycle of the seasons. Human sacrifice, particularly by offering a victim’s heart to Tonatiuh, was commonly practiced, as was bloodletting. Here’s Icon #13, PATECATL, which I drew on my old system (GNU) and believe it or not, using the mouse in my left hand. ( Log Out /  Xipe Totec, God of Fertility and Sacrifice. This illusion was actually caused by the narcotic hallucinations on top of the alcohol. Back while drawing #12 I started getting pains in my right hand from all the clicking—so I switched. ( Log Out /  He was at one point identified with Helios, the sun god. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! There are many different ways that this basic concept is expressed: the four grandfathers, the four winds, the four cardinal directions and many other relationships that can be expressed in sets of four. She also took care of the children, especially those who were born with some kind of disability. The vectorized files for #12, OMETEOTL, have now been added to the list on the coloring book page, where you can also view and download all the previous icons. This is a list of deities from the Aztec culture, its religion and mythology. He ruled over the element of water. They used plants and herbs, roots and barks to make many medicines. God of Medicine. Logically he is patron of day Grass. Some of them include: In Maya mythology, Cit Bolon Tum was a god of medicine. The god also has a sister (or female counterpart), Xochiquetzal. PATECATL {pa-te-katł} is the god of healing and fertility, medicine (herbology) and surgery, who gives comfort in illness. The god’s physiognomy is iconographically authentic, quite the way he appears in Codex Borgia, nose, buck-teeth, and all. In the Nuttall model, the patient is not only bearded, but black. May 9, 2014 - Explore Jose Bañuelos Ortiz's board "Aztec Gods" on Pinterest. Rare and cute Aztec warrior names. Human sacrifice was a religious practice of Aztec civilization. The Aztec god of rain and fertility, Tlaloc was a well-loved deity in ancient Mexico. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. How to cure the stiffening of the serpent: herbal medicine, Aztec style. In Aztec mythology Xochipilli has two brothers Ixtlilton (the god of health, medicine and dancing) and Macuilxóchitl (the god of games). ( Log Out /  Husband of MAYAUEL, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (400 Rabbits), the gods of drunkenness led by Ome Tochtli (Two Rabbit). For the Aztecs, he was born on the day 9 Wind and was patron of the second day, Ehecatl. This song is dedicated to my Mexican sister Ori with whom I have spent moments of joy and bliss in the Sacred Valley, Peru. The son of Zeus by Leto, Apollo was a multi-faceted god. • Cipactonal, god of astrology and calendars associated with daytime Patecatl is the Lord of the Land of Medicines, a god of healing and fertility.He is the husband of Mayahuel. Ehecatl . The two plants used more often were yauhtli and iztauhyatl. He ruled over the 13-day sequence in the 260-day ritual calendar beginning with the day Ce Quiauitl (One Rain). Xipe Totec. Aztec mythology is the body or collection of myths of Aztec civilization of Central Mexico. The only antidote is to choose your Gods more carefully. PATECATL. This is a standard pixelated image, and it’s currently winging its electronic way to my graphic wizard for conversion to vectors. Among the major Aztec gods and goddesses, Xochiquetzal (also known as Ichpōchtli – meaning ‘maiden’) was a feminine deity of beauty, sexual love and power, fertility, and arts and crafts. Patecatl is the Lord of the Land of Medicines, a god of healing and fertility.He is the husband of Mayahuel. Anyone thought to be casting evil spells was condemned. With Mayahuel, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (Four Hundred Rabbits), the divine rabbits, and the gods of drunkenness. Husband of MAYAUEL, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (400 Rabbits), the gods of … She guards the secret wells, springs, and rivers of healing, and is worshiped as a goddess of Witchcraft and magic." In an effort to explain how disease came to humanity, the Mayan’s assigned certain attributes to their collection of gods. So—six weeks now seems to be my new average to produce an Aztec icon for the coloring book YE GODS! Apollo was a god of the sun and of healing magic. I’ve included it to symbolize life as a food cycle, very much the way the Aztecs saw it. With Mayahuel, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (Four Hundred Rabbits), the divine rabbits, and the gods of drunkenness. Chalchihuihtotolin Chalchihuihtotolin, the Jewelled Fowl, a nagual of Tezcatlipoca, symbol of powerful sorcery. It is a good day for perseverance against the odds, forging alliances and shaking off oppression. The members of the Aztec upper class would often take teonanácatl at … Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Another very powerful and important Aztec god was named Tlaloc who was the supreme god of the rains and also the god of water and fertility. PATECATL. The plants scattered around the icon are actual medicinals, several adapted from early herbal illustrations, from Nuttall, and from nature. 3, 2005), and is presented here (with our own illustrations) by kind permission of the editor of Herbs. Apart from the identities honouring nature and gods, warrior names were given to boys and men in society. PAGE 3 the Aztec practitioners tended to concentrate on treating the symptom and not the disease or cause of the illness (*2). Also, since it’s so obvious here, in general the Aztecs didn’t bother with the difference between right and left feet, but they usually tried to distinguish between right and left hands. Itztlacoliuhqui-Ixquimilli, the Curved Point of Obsidian, the god frost, ice, … To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage … Valery Rizzo / Stockbyte / Getty Images. Chalchihuitlicue Aztec Gods or Deities. He was the patron saint of Aztec festivities. These plants were used in healing, fortune telling, shamanic magic, and public religious ceremonies, hopefully also to tranquilize sacrificial victims and enhance the sacramental nature of the ritual. Wars were for conquering new lands and to collect human sacrifices. God of Medicine With the aid of his wife Mayahuel, he pepped up Pulque by adding certain roots to the maguey cactus mixture under the illusion that it was amazingly beneficial ‘Pulque Physic’. The plants and herbs used were most often scared to their rain god Tlaloc. - Amhimitl is Mixcoatl’s harpoon (or dart) just like Xiuhcoatl is Huitzilopochtli's weapon. As with Tlaloc, Xipe Totec was venerated for agricultural fertility as well as being the … The vignettes in the upper section of the icon are based on medicinal scenes from various codices, including Nuttall, Borgia, Fejervary-Mayer, Vaticanus, and even the post-Conquest Florentine Codex. In this sense, human sacrifice was the highest level of a number of offerings through which t… Therefore, they required warriors. His influence is seen in hundreds of ancient Aztec artifacts and at various historical sites. They used herbal treatments to cure and prevent ailments such as chest pains. This article, by Corrinne Burns (right) and Randolph Arroo, was first published in the journal ‘Herbs’ (vol. With the aid of his wife Mayahuel, he pepped up Pulque by adding certain roots to the maguey cactus mixture under the illusion that it was amazingly beneficial ‘Pulque Physic’. Prominent in the Aztec pantheon were Huitzilopochtli, god of war; Tonatiuh, god of the sun; Tlaloc, god of rain; and Quetzalcóatl, the Feathered Serpent, who was part deity and part culture hero. PATECATL {pa-te-katł} is the god of healing and fertility, medicine (herbology) and surgery, who gives comfort in illness. In Aztec mythology, Ehecatl was the god … This article, by Corrinne Burns (right) and Randolph Arroo, was first published in the journal ‘Herbs’ (vol. Meant as a House of Healing, the temple in the upper right may be a bit over the top ornamentally, but it’s stylistically real. Sometimes known as Ehecatl- Quetzalcoatl and considered the wind aspect of Quetzalcoatl. According to legend, the various groups who were to become the Aztecs arrived from the north into the Anahuac valley around Lake Texcoco. Throughout the codices there are frequent black personages, both human and divine, and indisputable beards. 30, no. 03 of 17 Quetzalcoatl was the god of war, the four directions, prosperity, judgment, and resurrection. Major Aztec Gods: Tlaloc. 15. Xipe Totec (pronounced Shee-peh Toh-tek) is “Our Lord … The Gods of Medicine, Disease, and Death The Mayan fascination with origin, medicine and understanding of disease was firmly bonded to religion. Human sacrifice among the Aztecs was part of the long cultural tradition of human sacrifice in Mesoamerica; was also practiced by the Mayans and Zapotecs. PATECATL {pa-te-katł} is the god of healing and fertility, medicine (herbology) and surgery, who gives comfort in illness.Logically he is patron of day Grass. They thought steam baths could help fevers by cleaning, relaxing and sweating out the spirits that caused the fevers. I won’t even guess what that’s all about. Like Mayahuel and the Centzon Totochtin, Patecatl himself is a god of pulque, the alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. There were specific animal forms associated with each Aztec god and the animal form associated with Tlaloc was that of herons and other water dwelling creatures. 'Wind and Air,' an ancient Mesoamerican god of winds, especially those which bring rain. Most historians believe that human sacrifice was a major part of the Aztec cult and that some victims were cannibalized. Malinalli is associated with tenacity and rejuvenation. 30, no. See more ideas about aztec, aztec art, aztec warrior. Yauhtli and Iztauhyatl were the two plants that were used most often. As well as being a pulque god like his wife, he’s the deity of intoxication by peyote, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and psychotropic herbs such as datura (jimson weed), morning glory, and marijuana. Make of that what you will. The Aztecs, a group of American Indian people who spoke the now ancient language of Uto-Aztecan, today of which the modern language of Nahuatl has descended. Cit Bolon Tum . Husband of MAYAUEL, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (400 Rabbits), the gods of drunkenness led by Ome Tochtli (Two Rabbit). Tlaloc: Aztec God of Rain. Scholars studying the Aztec (or Mexica) religion have identified no fewer than 200 gods and goddesses, divided into three groups. Many of these deities are sourced from the Florentine Codex and another Codex and informants. The Mexica (Aztec) Medicine Wheel ” This is an ancient symbol used by all of North and South America. Like Mayahuel and the Centzon Totochtin, Patecatl himself is a god of pulque, the alcoholic beverage made from the maguey plant. PATECATL {pa-te-katł} is the god of healing and fertility, medicine (herbology) and surgery, who gives comfort in illness.Logically he is patron of day Grass. Patecatl is associated with medicine, healing, and fertility. His eye is just as baleful in the model, where (as is often the case with gods, male and female) it’s horribly blood-shot. The Aztecs were Nahuatl-speaking groups living in central Mexico and much of their mythology is similar to that of other Mesoamerican cultures. Nothing to it! Counted among the most important of Aztec gods (and Mesoamerican divine entities), Quetzalcoatl, regarded as the son of… As a group this good-time trio represented health, pleasure and happiness. Husband of MAYAUEL, he is the father of the Centzon Totochtin (400 Rabbits), the gods of drunkenness led by Ome Tochtli (Two Rabbit). Aztec Icon #13 – PATECATL, God of Medicine, Follow Richard Balthazar on WordPress.com. 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