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Mictlantecuhtli was the God of the Dead in Aztec mythology.


Early Life[]

Mictlantecuhtli was believed to be the fifth of the nine Night Gods of the Aztecs. In Aztec mythology, he was one of the few deities that governed over three types of souls, one being normal deaths. He was also associated with cannibalism. According to John Constantine, though the Aztec Empire died out, Mictlantecuhtli should have died with it, but his faith persisted and Spanish settlers brought him to southern California. While new gods rose and fell, Mictlantecuhtli was stubborn and refused to die.

Constantine: City of Demons[]

Forced to live off the leftovers from a slaughterhouse, Mictlantecuhtli was contacted by Constantine. The mortal offered the starving god a feast of demon flesh to sate his hunger, if he was willing to attack an abandoned church where they would be gathered. He arrived and, true to Constantine's word, there were five demons for him to eat. Having his fill of four while mutually wounding the fifth, Mictlantecuhtli learned it was a trick by Constantine to lure the six of them together while Chas Adler poured holy water around the church to make it consecrated ground again. Dying from the holy magic, the God of Death begged for mercy and to be taken back to his lair so he could recover, only to be ignored as Constantine said he was too dangerous to live.