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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Papageno
published on 05 August 2013
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Xipe Totec was the Mesoamerican god of spring and patron of planting, seeds and goldsmiths and particularly worshipped by the Aztecs. Human sacrifices were made to the god and the skins of the victims worn in imitation of the process of regeneration of seeds when they shed their husks. This image from the Codex Barbonicus clearly shows the god wearing one of the skins of his victims.

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Papageno, . (2013, August 05). Xipe Totec. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1373/xipe-totec/

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Papageno, . "Xipe Totec." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 05, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/1373/xipe-totec/.

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Papageno, . "Xipe Totec." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 05 Aug 2013. Web. 05 Aug 2021.