Sacred spirits and powers that resided or appeared in caves, mountains, rocks, rivers, and other natural phenomena; typical of Andean socitites.
Aztec tribal patron god; central figure of cult of human sacrifice and warefare; identified with old sun god.
Toltec deity; feathered Serpent; adopted by Aztecs as a major god.
Temple of the Sun
Inca religous center locates at Cuzco; center of state religion; held mummies of past Incas.
Major god of Aztecs; associated with fertility and the agricultural cycle; god of rain.