Mictlantecuhtli

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Our Quetzalcoatl pins came in and they’re awesome! We already sold out of the limited black and gold variant and the green and red ones are doing well. I couldn’t help but take a picture of him with the rest of the Aztec pantheon pins that we have. The last image is of all our pins and patches that weve made and are available on pur Etsy page.

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El texto sigue en Español depues del Ingles

Quetzalcoátl plays the conch trumpet in the four corners of the underworld. In this painting from the Quetzalcoátl cycle, The Plumed Serpent has already descended to the underworld to ask for the bones of the ancestors in the keeping of the Lord of Death to create the new race of men for this, the Fifth Universe. However, Mictlantecuhtli, the Teótl of Death, agrees to give up the bones only on the condition that Quetzalcoátl play a conch trumpet at the four corners of Mictlán. This is a trick, however, for the trumpet has no holes, and can therefore make no sound. Xolotl, the Spirit Animal of Quetzalcoátl, tells him to summon the wasps and worms to enter the shell; the worms dig holes and the wasps beat their wings, causing the trumpet to reverberate. Thereupon Quetzalcoátl and his Nagual traverse the four corners of the underworld, playing the trumpet, and causing all Mictlán to ring with its thunder. You can find this and other paintings from my book as prints in my Etsy store, at this link. https://www.etsy.com/shop/MexicaHeart

Quetzalcoátl toca la trompeta de caracol en los cuatro rincones del inframundo. En esta pintura del ciclo de Quetzalcoatl, la Serpiente Emplumada ya ha descendido al inframundo para pedir los huesos de los ancestres en el cuidado del Señor de la Muerte para crear la nueva raza de hombres para esto, la Quinta Universo. Sin embargo, Mictlantecuhtli, el Téotl de la Muerte, se compromete a renunciar a los huesos sólo a condición de que Quetzalcóatl juega una trompeta de caracol en las cuatro esquinas de Mictlán. Este es un truco, sin embargo, porque la trompeta no tiene agujeros, y por lo tanto no puede hacer ningún sonido. Xólotl, el Animal Espíritu de Quetzalcoatl, le dice que se convocará a las avispas y gusanos para entrar en la concha; los gusanos cavan agujeros y las avispas baten sus alas, haciendo que la trompeta reverbera. Entonces Quetzalcóatl y su Nagual atraviesan las cuatro esquinas del mundo subterráneo, tocando la trompeta, y causando todo Mictlán a sonar con su trueno.

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Está traducido al Español despues del Inglés.

The Descent of Qutzalcoátl, part 1. The finished painting, and details. Here, Quetzalcoátl and Xolotl descend through the 12 layers of the heavens (there is a 13th layer above them), in order to enter the underworld and recover the bones of the ancestors, to create the new race of men. They descend on a rope adorned with eagle plumes, which represents the milky way, and enter through the nave of Coatlicue, Teótl of the Earth. This is available as a poster on my Etsy shop, at this link https://www.etsy.com/…/the-descent-of-quetzalcoatl-1-fine-a…

El descenso de Qutzalcoátl , parte 1. El cuadro terminado, y varios detalles. Aquí, Quetzalcóatl y Xólotl descienden a través de las 12 capas de los cielos (hay una capa de 13 por encima de ellos ) , con el fin de entrar en el inframundo y recuperar los huesos de los ancestres, para crear la nueva raza de hombres. Descienden en una cuerda adornada con plumas de águila, que representa la Vía Láctea, y entran a través de la nave de Coatlicue, Téotl de la Tierra. Si tienes interes en una impresion de mi obra, y vives en Mexico, escribeme aqui!

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Mictecacihuatl y Mictlantecuhtli recibían a todos los difuntos de muerte natural o que presentaban cierta particularidad en su partida. 

Para ser admitido en Mictlán -el que muchos consideraron de manera errónea como el infierno, ya que era parte inferior de los tres planos de la cosmovisión azteca-, el difunto debía pasar nueve pruebas correspondientes a los nueve niveles de Mictlán hasta llegar al umbral de la “Dama de la muerte” o Mictecacihuatl, y el Señor de los difuntos, Mictlantecuhtli.

MYTHS SERIES || Mictlantecuhtli

Was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. 

Exercises its sovereignty over the “nine underground rivers” and the souls of the dead. He is depicted as a human skeleton with a skull with many teeth. Associated with spiders, bats and owls, is represented with black hair and eyes like stars.

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MICTLANTECUHTLI and MICTECACIHUATL. In Aztec mythology, Mictecacihuatl (pronounced /miktekasiuat͡ɬ/) is Queen of Mictlan, the underworld, ruling over the afterlife with Mictlantecuhtli, another deity who is her husband. Her role is to watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals of the dead. These festivals evolved from Aztec traditions into the modern Day of the Dead after synthesis with Spanish traditions. She now presides over the contemporary festival as well. Mictecacihuatl is known as the Lady of the Dead, since it is believed that she was born, then sacrificed as an infant. Mictecacihuatl was represented with a defleshed body and with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day

Mictlantecuhtli, Re di Mictlan.

Mictlantecuhtli, in Aztec mythology, was a god of the dead and the king of Mictlan (Chicunauhmictlan), the lowest and northernmost section of the underworld. He was one of the principal gods of the Aztecs and was the most prominent of several gods and goddesses of death and the underworld. The worship of Mictlantecuhtli sometimes involved ritual cannibalism, with human flesh being consumed in and around the temple.

Mictlantecuhtli was depicted as a blood-spattered skeleton or a person wearing a toothy skull. Although his head was typically a skull, his eye sockets did contain eyeballs, but he often kept his eyes closed, for he did not need eyes to see. His headdress was shown decorated with owl feathers and paper banners, and he wore a necklace of human eyeballswhile his earspools were made from human bones.