Aztec Mythology Resources
Below are links to resources about Aztec mythology, found both in books and on the web.
- The Aztec Calendar Online – a guide to the Aztec calendar, including a date calculator. Also discusses the gods and how they related to Aztec time-keeping.
- Encyclopedia Mythica – online resource for information about all sorts of different mythology systems. Articles aren’t comprehensive, but are a good place to start.
- Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl: Once and Future Lord of the Toltecs by H. B. Nicholson. A complete dissertation on all the stories and myths surrounding the legendary Toltec priest-King Ce Acatl Topiltzin. Highly recommended.
- The Aztec Book of Destiny by Rick Holmer. An excellent study of the Aztec calendar systems. Fully illustrated with explanations of how to manually calculate your birth date and provides detailed personality profiles for each day of the year (horoscope).
- An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya by Mary Miller and Karl Taube. Comprehensive guide to all the gods and religious symbols of the Aztecs and the Maya.
- The Flayed God by Roberta H. Markman and Peter T. Markman. Subtitled “Sacred texts and images from Pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America”, it’s an excellent source for the varied tellings of the many Aztec and Mayan myths.
- The Phoenix of the Western World: Quetzalcoatl and the Sky Religion by Burr Cartwright Brundage. A comprehensive examination of the god Quetzalcoatl in his many guises and his relationship to Aztec religion.