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Xolotl Codex Fejervary-Mayer .
In mythology Aztec and Toltec , Xolotl (the animal, lord of the star of the evening and the Underworld ) was the god of lightning, the spirits and also helped the dead on their journey to Mictlan .
Xolotl was also the god of fire and of bad luck. Twin was Quetzalcoatl , and the personification of evil Venus . Protects the Sun as it travels through the underworld at night. Also carried on the human race and handed the fire of wisdom. In art, Xolotl was depicted as a skeleton, a dog-headed man - "Xolotl" can also mean a monstrous animal with reversed feet in Nahuatl , the language Aztec . It was also the game pattern Ulama . It is identified with Xocotl as the Aztec god of fire.
The name axolotl ( Nahuatl : atl-Xolotl, "water monster") ? , a type of natural neotenic salamander Mexico, does not come directly from God, but the mythology relates directly: when the gods had to be sacrificed to put in movement Quinto Sol , Xolotl hid to avoid being killed. It first became a corn plant or salamander two reeds (xolotl), to be discovered again ran and hid in a Magueyal, which took the form of a double stalk or mejolote (mexˇlotl of metl, maguey and xolotl). Again he found the executioner and escaped again introduced into the water, where he became an amphibian called axolotl. This is your last metamorphosis. Finally, the executioner caught him and killed him. Xolotl is a god who is afraid of death, that does not accept and want to escape it by his powers of transformation.
The xoloitzcuintle is the name Mexican Hairless Dog (also known as Mexican hairless dog), canine species typical of Mexico and Central America. It is one of many dog breeds originating in America. The name xoloitzcuintle ( Nahuatl : Xolotl-itzcuintli, "Xolotl Dog, Dog monstrous") ? makes reference to Xolotl because, historically, one of the missions of this dog was to accompany the dead on their journey into eternity, the same how was the god of the sun traveling companion through the underworld. Despite this prominent place in mythology, Xoloitzcuintle meat was part of the diet of some peoples of Mesoamerica during special religious celebrations.
: Xolotl-Lucifer, the black Jaguar or black
: Osiris or black Dumuzi
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