Mixcoatl, 'Cloud Serpent,' was a Mesoamerican god identified with hunting, the Milky Way and the stars and heavens in general. The god may originally have derived from a deified hunter and warrior-leader of the Toltec-Chichimec peoples of central Mexico. In mythology, he is the father of the southern constellations and the great Mesoamerican god Quetzalcoatl.

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  • c. 900 - c. 1150
    The Toltec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
  • 1100 - 1200
    The Valley of Mexico is first settled by migrating tribes (Chichimecs, Tepanecs, Mexica and Acolhua).
  • c. 1345 - 1521
    The Aztec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.