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Polychromed ceramic vessel from the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan depicting Tlaloc, the rain god. Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico.
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Image courtesy of the Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico.

Tlaloc

Tlaloc was an important deity of rain and fertility of the Aztec mythology. Aztec people were living in Mexico during the fifteenth and sixteenth century.

Tlaloc was a man wearing a net of clouds, a crown of heron feathers, and carrying rattles to make thunder. Sacrifices were offered to the rain god Tlaloc in order to encourage rain.

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