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Mictlantecuhtli

by Micha F. Lindemans
Mictlantecuhtli ("lord of the realm of the dead") is the ruler of Mictlan, the lowest layer of the Aztec underworld. He is portrayed as a skeleton, or as a figure wearing a skull with protruding teeth. His symbolic animals are the spider, the owl, and the bat. His wife is Mictecacihuatl.

Mictlantecuhtli


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