Mexican Mythological Creatures


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In Aztec mythology, the ahuizotl is a dog-like creature with a hand on its _____.

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1. The four creator gods of Aztec mythology created a sea-serpent with an incredible appetite. What was the name of the creature?

2. In Mayan mythology, one's spirit or guardian animal was called a _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mexican mythological stories include different kinds of animals. This assessment will help you test your knowledge of Mexican mythology with questions about the animals and their stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to determine how well you know the animals in Mexican mythology, including:

  • Ahuizotl
  • Sea-serpent
  • Huay Chivo

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Mexican mythological creatures
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mayan mythology regarding spirit or guardian animals
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the supposed giants that lived with the Aztecs, according to Spanish conquistadors.

Additional Learning

For more information about animals in folklore, review the lesson titled, Mexican Mythological Creatures. This goes further in-depth, including details such as:

  • Visual aids
  • Details of stories
  • Historical context