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Mictlan

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Mictlan was the Aztec land of the dead. Many tests and trials confronted the dead soul on its way to this land, ruled by Mictlantecuhtli and his consort. When the ...

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Mictlan

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 72 words.

Mictlan was the Aztec land of the dead. Many tests and trials confronted the dead soul on its way to

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Mictlan

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

Mictlan was the Aztec land of the dead. Many tests and trials confronted the dead soul on its way to this land, ruled by Mictlantecuhtli and his consort. When the ...

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Mictlantecuhtli (America)

Arthur Cotterell.

in A Dictionary of World Mythology

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 74 words.

The Aztec god of death, who ruled in the restful and silent kingdom of the dead, mictlan. When the

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Mitla (Oaxaca/Mexico)

John Everett-Heath.

in The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

P ublished online September 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 30 words.

An important archaeological site with a name derived from the Nahuatl mictlan ‘Place of the Dead’ or ‘Place of Rest’.

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Underworld

Timothy J. Knab.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

January 2001; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1520 words.

“Underworld” is a Western misnomer for the realm of the supernatural known in Mesoamerica by various names: Tlalocan, Mictlan, Xibalba,

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Mictlantecuhtli

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America

The Aztec god of death, who ruled in the restful and silent kingdom of the dead, mictlan. When the Emperor Montezuma Xocoyotzin received intelligence of impending disaster,...

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Xiuhtecuhtli

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America

In Aztec cosmology the fire god Xiuhtecuhtli was the great pillar. Running through the whole universe, extending from the fireplace in mictlan, ‘the land of the dead’;...

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