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9.16.4.10.8 12 Lamat 1 Muan base of the Dresden eclipse cycle

Figure 12.13. The Princeton 1 vase: God L is shown in the house of Jaguar Snakes with five Moon goddesses. Drawn by Sean Goldsmith.

The interval suggests that he is a Mars deity. In Aztec culture, the hummingbird was associated with Huitzilopochtli, the war god, and a number of things suggest that Huitzilopochtli was a Mars deity, notably, that he is a youngest child and that he decapitates his sister, the Moon goddess.

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