The Wind & Death Gods

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Life and Death are Quetzalcoatl (the wind deity) and Mictlantecuhtli (the lord of the underworld) preside over the overturned skull that is a metaphor for seed, or the information brought from one generation to the next. In this image from the codex, Borgia, the two are seen surrounded by the 20 days of the Aztec calendar, which double as months. They are each signing their names, which are read by following the hands, which seem to hold objects but really contain the signs. Mictlantecuhtli's hand terminates in the fist that signifies the seed or skull and Quetzacoatl's hand terminates in the thumbs-up position indicating spirit, or life.

Sean Levon Nash

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