Introduction Patagonia Andes Amazon Mesoamerica / Caribbean Southwest Plains / Plateau Woodlands California / Great Basin Northwest Coast Arctic / Subarctic Contemporary Art
Tepanec Ehecatl

Tepanec Ehecatl, the wind god
AD 1325–1521
San Miguel, Mexico
14 x 17 x 25 cm
H. H. Rice Collection
Presented by James B. Ford

The faithful believed that Ehecatl, the wind god, “swept the path for the gods of water,” bringing forth life and fertility. As another form of the great Quetzalcoatl, Ehecatl begins the movement of the sun and brings life to all that is lifeless. The changing movement of the wind is reflected in the deity’s twisted body.

Back to Top
Back to Top