CDC #403 – Aztec Gods!

Your challenge this week is to use one of the Aztec gods featured in the link below as the inspiration for a modern day superhero.

http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/aztecs/gods/aztec-gods-a-gallery

This week’s winner will receive a HM3 rendering of their winning character, designed by moi.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. Please keep all submissions PG13: full or partial nudity is prohibited. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that have been created solely using Hero Machine, and that you know for certain have never been entered in a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShack, Deviant Art or whatever);Do not use Photobucket.

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close at 9am Eastern on Sunday, March 3rd.

11 Responses to CDC #403 – Aztec Gods!

  1. My submission this week is Mictēcacihuātl, the Aztec queen of the underworld. Her role is to watch over the bones of the dead and preside over the ancient festivals of the dead. Snakes and bats are among some of the imagery associated with Aztec culture, the underworld in particular.

    https://www.deviantart.com/forgivenmonster/art/superfly30-Mictecacihuatl-png-787224186?ga_submit_new=10%3A1551125413

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  2. http://www.heromachine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/G.W.-Tezcatlipoca-The-Smoking-Mirror.png
    This is the Smoking Mirror, based on Tezcatlipoca, the Aztec god of mirrors, wind (and, by extension, hurricanes), strife, memory, and fate, among other things. He is a brutal vigilante in the streets of Mexico City, and the rival of Quetzalcoatl. My version has the power to see into the future, can shroud himself in a cloud of darkness using the symbol on his chest, can manipulate wind, and can turn into a jaguar (as well as simply manifesting jaguar attributes, such as claws.) He lost his foot a while back, hence why one is mechanical.

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  3. My God was Huitzilopochtli, central War deity of the Mexica. Associated with the Sun and Fire. Huitzilopochtli is a warrior, armed the with the ferocious xiuhcoatl (Fire Snake). Sometimes identified as the Blue Tezcatlipoca. Original Picture: http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/images-6/610_03_2.jpg

    And My Entry: https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/Huitzilopochtli-787290885?ga_submit_new=10%3A1551159096

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  4. Next God was Coatlicue the Mother of Gods, she gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. Represents the devouring mother, in whom both the womb and the grave exist. ’She of the Serpent Skirt’, she can be identified by her skirt made of snakes. Considered the mother of the people, giver of fertility.

    Original Pic: http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/images-6/610_02_2.jpg

    Her picture was a lot less coherent as far as finding the “true” body of her, but I also wanted to show off her suposed birth giver of the moon and sun and stuff so she is constantly surounded by new “space” where she brings life to it.

    My entry: https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/Coatlicue-787299213

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  5. Xochipilli (pic 12), ‘The Flower Prince’, god of flowers, pleasure, feasting, frivolity and artistic creativity. He overlaps with the god of gambling, Macuilxochitl, as well as with Centeotl, the maize god, because of his generative powers.

    Original pic: http://www.mexicolore.co.uk/images-6/610_12_2.jpg

    So The “story” with him could be when he puts on the ancient mask he becomes the god Xochipilli and He has the ability to generate energy constructs in the forms of flowers.

    https://www.deviantart.com/xinmodic/art/Xochipilli-787377327

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  6. Challenge closed. Results posted shortly.

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