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Huitzilopochtli

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The tutelary deity of the Aztecs and a manifestation of the sun god Tezcatlipoca.

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  • proper n. The most important god of the Mexica.

Etymologies

Nahuatl : huizilin, hummingbird + opochtli, left-hand side.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The other was for Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and of war.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • The first chapter, "The Final Years of the Binni gula'sa '1495-1519," begins by introducing us to a beautiful young woman, "Chitugui '(yellow bird) … grinding maize on a metate," but soon we discover that the Binni gula'sa ', like so many indigenous communities, is about to be attacked by the much more powerful Aztecs (who live far to the north) to provide living bodies to sacrifice to their war god, Huitzilopochtli.

    The Isthmus: Stories from Mexico's Past, 1495-1995 by Bruce Stores

  • Warren Buffett, for example, seems to have emerged from the womb ready to go, like the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli.

    How to outsmart your biases

  • The Aztecs of ancient America demanded the best music on days that celebrated Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca and Tlaloc.

    Lorenzo Candelaria: The Sacred Nature Of Music

  • There was horrid Huitzilopochtli with his crocodile head, and Xipe Totec, the Flayed God, and Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent.

    Archive 2010-06-01

  • The other winners would be Ares from the Greek gods, his counterpart Mars from the Romans, Tyr from the Norse gods, Huitzilopochtli from the Aztecs, Ogoun from several African pantheons, Hachiman from the Japanese, Guan Yu from the Chinese and so on.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Stefan’s Review Forum

  • You simply leafed through her photo albums of hundreds of figurines of the likes of the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli, the rain god Tlaloc and the flying serpent supergod Quetzalcoatl, then picked the ones you wanted her to copy.

    Bob Schulman: 'Mama Mono' Finds an Art Niche in Puerto Vallarta

  • Her son, Huitzilopochtli, the warlike god of the sun, killed and dismembered his siblings Coyolxauhqui, the moon goddess, and Centzon Huitznahua, a representation of the stars.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • This is an annual history covering the two hundred year migration journey of the Aztecs, led by their god Huitzilopochtli, from Aztlán in the year One Flint (1168), to the omen of the eagle on the cactus and the eventual founding of their capital city.

    Early pictorial and written sources of Aztec history

  • Their word for the god of war, Huitzilopochtli, combines the Aztec words for “hummingbird” and “sorcerer who spits fire.”

    Birdology

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  • name means '"Hummingbird on the Left", or "Left-Handed Hummingbird", huitzilin being Nahuatl for hummingbird).Huitzilopochtli's mother was Coatlicue, and his father was a ball of feathers (or, alternatively, Mixcoatl)

    October 3, 2010