You only skimmed the surface my dude. If you had actually went through the codex, and dug a little deeper you would have realized my picture is a digital representation, a composite of both gods of war found on page 36. I don’t see how my reproduction takes away or changes the fact that ‘Huitzilopochtli’ (one with his mask, the other without his mask) is portrayed as dark-skinned.
In fact if you google ‘Huitzilopochtli’ you can find various reproductions of your pic too from the exact same codex.
I am familiar with this specific pic of Huitzilopochtli, it’s used on many Aztlan Movement websites…
Its funny how they all conveniently (just like you) ignore the black god(s) on page 36 of the codex. In the Aztlan movement they've brought in the Aztec heritage as part of their philosophical inspiration, for them there are no black people in the Aztec culture. La Raza comes first to these guys. They see themselves as a race unto themselves, and there's really not too much room for anybody else. “It is important to emphasize that the set of symbols used to designate a particular god was not fixed; a good deal of variation was possible. Huitzilopochtli could "wear" his hummingbird nahualli as a headdress, as a back device, or not at all. His shield could be decorated with a quincunx of feathers or remain plain. These are but two of the many possible variations of the basic symbols suggesting the fluidity of the concept of the god. Rather than being a fixed, static entity in the minds of those who manipulated the symbol system, each god was clearly a set of traits, each to be "used" as it was needed.”
Markman, Roberta H., and Peter T. Markman Masks of the Spirit: Image and Metaphor in Mesoamerica. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1989 1989
"Huitchlipultli was born,carring a shield which was called teucueli,with one dart(arrow); both were blue (sheild and dart),and his (Huitchlipultli) face was
as if it were painted,and he wore on his head a plumage of pasted feathers;his left leg was thin and also feathered,and both thighs were painted alike in
blue".....-Sahagun's BookIII,Paragraph I.
Another main staple of the god is his shield with five dots, illustrating the five directions of space. The pic you provided doesn’t show this.
But like the author expressed these concepts are far from fixed. So I wouldn’t get too caught up in that narrative you supplied me, otherwise you may miss the obvious (which you did), there are variances of Huitzilopochtli throughout the Borbonicus.
Doesn't look nothing like that Afro-centric artwork that backs up your gibberish.lol
Wow… just ignore all 4 pages of the codex where the black god is featured, and focus on the 1 page (34) where you have some random light skin dude impersonating the god (God impersonator), that’s very euro-centric of you, I might add. Whether you believe the Aztecs numbered in the 25 million, 15 million, or 10 million, my main point is that the god of war was extremely popular in the Aztec circle of gods. Certain ethnic groups participated in Aztec festivities in different ways. In the case of Huitzilopochtli everyone wanted to play him or be him, but of course certain ethnicities were more adept at playing him than others. Aztec festivities are reminiscent to a Day of the Dead or Halloween party… whereby you’ll always have that one popular divinity or character that everyone wants to be, and each individual in attendance will have his own swag, take on the character. However there are some things that will remain consistent in order that you may identify the god being played. In the case of Huitzilopochtli, you will always find him bearing a serpent of wood (raised high up in his hands), called Ezoam’itl, and throughout the Borbonicus (with few exceptions), you will see him portrayed as black! Which brings up your picture….
What you have pictured here is a scene called the Aztec ‘New Fire Ceremony’ that occurs every 52 years and culminates in a sacrifice. In fact if you look at the entire picture and not just the section you want us to see. You would see a bonfire being created for just that purpose. Likely, the man you see standing before you is the god impersonator about to be sacrificed. "Often in Aztec ceremonies, a person was chosen to play the role of a divinity for a time before being sacrificed to that divinity. The impersonator, or Ixiptla, was thought to become infused with the divinity’s "essence."
Christina M. Elson and Michael E. Smith ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEPOSITS FROM THE AZTEC NEW FIRE CEREMONY. Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY