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In Aztec mythology, Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli ("lord of the star of the dawn"; also spelled "Tlahuizcalpantecutli" or "Tlahuixcalpantecuhtli") was the personification of the morning star, which is the planet Venus as seen in the morning. His brother Xolotl was the planet Venus as the evening star. Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli was a manifestation of Quetzalcoatl. The Aztec civilization recognized many gods and supernatural creatures. ... (*min temperature refers to cloud tops only) Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 9. ... In Aztec mythology, (and among the Toltecs), Xolotl was the god of lightning and the one who aided the dead on their journey to Mictlan. ... (*min temperature refers to cloud tops only) Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 9. ... Quetzalcoatl (feathered snake; in Nahuatl: Ketsalkoatl; in Spanish: Quetzalcóatl) is the Nahuatl name for the Feathered-Serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerica, one of the main gods of many Mexican and northern Central American civilizations and also the name given to some Toltec rulers, the most famous being Topiltzin Ce...


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Quetzalcoatl was often considered the god of the morning star and his twin brother, Xolotl was the evening star[?] (Venus).
As the morning star he was known under the title Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, which means literaly "the lord of the star of the dawn".
He was known as the inventor of books and the calendar, the giver of maize corn to mankind, and sometime as a symbol of death and resurrection.
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