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Hummingbird a.k.a. Maria Aracely Josefina Penalba de las Heras

– Mexican superhero. Member of New Warriors. Partner of Scarlet Spider.

Reincarnation of Huitzilopochtli, Aztec (Mexica) god of War.

Base of operations: Houston, Texas / Wundagore Mountain, Transia–

Creators: Christ Yost, Ryan Stegman.

By Marvel Entertainment, Marvel comics

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– Artists –

Story: Christopher Yost, Erik Burnham

Pencils: Ryan Stegman, Marcus To, Khoi Pham, Carlo Barberi

Inkers: Marcus To, Terry Pallot, Victor Olazaba, Michael Babinski

Colorists: Antonio Fabela, Marte Gracia Pazuzu, David Curiel, Ruth Redmond

The Aztec calendar is the calendar system that was used by the Aztecs as well as other Pre-Columbian peoples of central Mexico. It is one of the Mesoamerican calendars, sharing the basic structure of calendars from throughout ancient Mesoamerica.

The calendar consisted of a 365-day calendar cycle called xiuhpohualli (year count) and a 260-day ritual cycle called tonalpohualli (day count). These two cycles together formed a 52-year “century,” sometimes called the “calendar round”. The xiuhpohualli is considered to be the agricultural calendar, since it is based on the sun, and the tonalpohualli is considered to be the sacred calendar.

The calendric year may have begun at some point in the distant past with the first appearance of the Pleiades (Tianquiztli) asterism in the east immediately before the dawn light. But due to the precession of the Earth’s axis, it fell out of favor to a more constant reference point such as a solstice or equinox. Early Spanish chroniclers recorded it being celebrated in proximity with the Spring equinox.