Xolotl

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In Aztec mythology, (and among the Toltecs), Xolotl ("The Animal", Lord of the Evening Star, Lord of the Underworld) was the god of lightning and the one who aided the dead on their journey to Mictlan. He was also the god of fire and of bad luck. He was the twin of Quetzalcoatl (both sons of the virgin Coatlicue) and the evil personification of Venus, the evening star. He guarded the sun when it went through the underworld at night. He also brought humankind and fire from the underworld. In art, Xolotl was depicted as a skeleton, a dog-headed man, or a monster animal with reversed feet. He was also the patron of the Ulama game. He is identified with Xocotl as being the Aztec god of fire.

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