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Aztec God Huitzilopochtli: Facts & Story

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What was the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli's nagual?

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1. In the more popular tradition of the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli's origin, who was his mother, who was killed by her hundreds of children?

2. The Aztec god Huitzilopochtli was worshiped and sacrificed to at his temple, which marked the winter solstice, named _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions allow you to find out what you know about the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli. You will be asked about the characteristics and legends told about this god.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you'll measure your understanding of:

  • The name of Huitzilopochtli's temple
  • Huitzilopochtli's mother in the more common tale of his birth
  • The nagual of Huitzilopochtli

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the aspect of Huitzilopochtli's character that is not related to war
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the fate of Huitzilopochtli's sister Coyolxauhqui
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the nagual and major temple of the Aztec god Huitzilopochtli

Additional Learning

If you would like to find out more about this Aztec deity, review the lesson titled Aztec God Huitzilopochtli: Facts & Story. It will explore:

  • The process of human sacrifices used by the Aztec
  • How Huitzilopochtli created the constellations of the sky
  • The object Huitzilopochtli often carries in depictions
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