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In Aztec mythology, Chantico ("she who dwells in the house") was the goddess of fires in the family hearth and volcanoes. She broke a fast by eating paprika with roasted fish, and was turned into a dog by Tonacatecuhtli. She also wears a crown of poisonous cactus spikes, and takes the form of a red serpent.
"Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us." ~ Samuels Smiles Huitzilopochtli or ‘Hummingbird of the South’ or ‘Blue Hummingbird on the Left’ was one of the most important deities in the Aztec pantheon and for the Méxica he was the supreme deity. He was the deity of the sun and war, considered the patron of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán and associated with gold, warriors and rulers.
Quetzalcoatl: ‘The Feathered Serpent’ or Precious Twin. God of intelligence and self-reflection, a patron of priests. Primordial god of creation, a giver of life. With his opposite Tezcatlipoca he created the world. Also called White Tezcatlipoca, to contrast him with black Tezcatlipoca. In his guise as the wind god, he bears on his chest the jewel of the wind, a pectoral in the shape of a cut conch; also associated with wisdom, arts and philosophy.