A beautiful watercolour illustration of a Hummingbird by Daniel Mackie
Huītzilōpōchtli is the Aztec God of the sun and war. The name translates as Left-Handed Hummingbird. In the Aztec mythology Huītzilōpōchtli defends his Mother from his 400 brothers and one sister who wish to kill her. He manages to throw his sisters head into the sky where she becomes the moon. His brothers flee into the cosmos to become the stars. In the Aztec worldview, this is why the Sun is constantly chasing the Moon and stars. It is also why it was important to provide a tribute to Huitzilopochtli (The Sun) because if Huitzilopochtli does not have enough strength to battle his siblings, they will destroy their mother and thus the world.
7 x 5 Inches
Printed on Heavyweight 300gsm