5 Amazing Facts About The Edo Period

5 Amazing Facts About The Edo Period

The Edo period is a period in Japanese history between the years 1603 and 1868. This was a period that saw Japan change from a young Feudal power to a strong empire. It saw Japan make contact with Europeans, and saw many wars and battles. From ruthless rampaging...
Itzpapalotl – Aztec Warrior Goddess

Itzpapalotl – Aztec Warrior Goddess

Who is Itzpapalotl? In Aztec mythology, Itzpapalotl is the goddess of Tamoanchan (one of the many worlds in Aztec mythology). Legend tells that she was a magical doe deer with the strange ability to take on the form of a beautiful young woman in order to seduce and...
Mictlantecuhtli – Aztec Lord Of Death

Mictlantecuhtli – Aztec Lord Of Death

Who is he? In Aztec mythology, Mictlantecuhtli is lord of Mictlan. Mictlan is the lowest section of the underworld, where most souls are transported to after death – sacrificial victims would go to a different section. Those who died drowning didn’t even go to...
Mixcoatl – Aztec God Of War

Mixcoatl – Aztec God Of War

Who is he? In Aztec mythology, Mixcoatl is the god of both war and hunting. He was strongly associated with the milky way galaxy for some reason. The Aztec didn’t really understand galaxies, so they just assigned a god to each of them. One months in the Aztec...
Tlaltecuhtli –  Aztec God Of Earth

Tlaltecuhtli – Aztec God Of Earth

Who is she? In Aztec mythology, Tlaltecuhtli is the god of the Earth. The name Tlaltecuhtli literally means “Earth Lord”, and she is deserving of that name as she played a role in the creation of land. The name is masculine, but she is often referred to as a goddess...
Xipe Totec – Aztec God Of Violence

Xipe Totec – Aztec God Of Violence

Who is violence xipe totec? In Aztec mythology, xipe totec is the god of violence, disease, rebirth, and the spring. If pleased with the humans who worship him, he will remove his own skin. Removing his own skin (or flaying himself) blesses human settlements with good...