In Aztec mythology, Mictlantecuhtli was the skeletal god of death who ruled over Mictlan, the underworld, with his wife, Mictlancihuatl.
The Aztecs were a Meso-American society that flourished from the 14-16th centuries around the city-center, Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City) and in the Valley of Mexico. The civilization was defeated and wiped out when Hernán Cortés conquered Tenochtitlan in 1521. Soon after, the Spanish settled around the area and began colonizing Central America. Read articles about the Aztec culture below.
Tezcatlipoca (“smoking mirror”) represents conflict and change in Aztec mythology.
Tlaltecuhtli (“Earth Lord”) was a large earth monster in Aztec mythology.
The tzitzimime were celestial demons in Aztec mythology that continuously threaten to destroy the world.