Piltzintecuhtli

In Aztec mythology, Piltzintecuhtli [piɬt͡sinˈtekʷt͡ɬi] was a god of the rising sun, healing,[1] and visions, associated with Tōnatiuh. The name means "the Young Prince". It may have been another name for Tōnatiuh, but he is also mentioned as a possibly unique individual, the husband of Xōchiquetzal. He was the lord of the third hour of the night.[2] Piltzintecuhtli was said to be the son of Oxomoco and Cipactonal (the first man and woman that were created) and was seen as a protector of children.[3] He was identified as the Youthful Sun.[3]

A drawing of Piltzintecuhtli, one of the deities described in the Codex Borgia
A drawing of Piltzintecuhtli, one of the deities described in the Codex Borgia

Known also as "7 Flower," he was also a god of hallucinatory plants, including mushrooms.[4]

He was considered the father of Centeōtl, a deity who was sacrificed in order to bring forth plants.[2]

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  1. ^ "Piltzintecuhtli from Who's Who in Non-Classical Mythology". BookRags.com.
  2. ^ a b "AZTEC COSMOLOGY". University of Texas. Archived from the original on 2012-01-11.
  3. ^ a b Fernández 1992, 1996, p.154.
  4. ^ "Erowid Psilocybin Mushroom Vault : Psilocybe Mushroom FAQ". erowid.org.

ReferencesEdit

  • Fernández, Adela (1996) [1992]. Dioses Prehispánicos de México (in Spanish). Mexico City: Panorama Editorial. ISBN 968-38-0306-7. OCLC 59601185.