Camaxtli

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"Mixcoatl, The Cloud Serpent, Father of Quetzalcoatl"
Pantheon: Aztec Pantheon
AoC: God of the couatl
war, fire, creation,
hunt, fate
Symbol: Human figure
holding the sun
Home P/L/R: Outlands / currently adrift in the
Astral Plane

Greater Deity (dead)
Alignment: True neutral
Workshippers: Couatl, Hunters, parts of the aztec civilisation, warriors

Camaxtli was reverred in many different cultures, and even though he was the father of Quetzalcoatl, he never was workshipped by as many followers as his son. Rumors suggest that he was one of the four gods that created his home world. Camaxtli was portrayed either as a human wearing a black mask over his eyes and distinctive red and white “candy-cane stripes” painted on his body. These features are shared with Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli the Lord of the Dawn, god of the morning star. Unlike Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, Camaxtli can usually be distinguished by his hunting gear, which included a bow and arrows, and a net or basket for carrying dead game.

To this day, the clergy and followers of Camaxtli are officially non-existant, most either gave up the gods altogether of turned to the other deities of the Aztec pantheon. Your research turned up some remaining, though inactive temples, which might or might not be taken over by other deities or creatures. Despite on what Spark said, no new rise of the priesthood is noted anywhere. Camaxtli either does it stealthy, or it’s wishful thinking. Another possibility is, that the records you found are too old.

Clerics of Camaxtli used to prepare their spells at noon, offering sacrifices of precious gems and metals to ensure the god’s good standing and luck for their days.

Quecholli, the only 20-day Aztec month, was dedicated to Camaxtli. The celebration for this month consisted of hunting and feasting in the countryside. The hunters would take the form of Camaxtli by dressing like him, kindling a new fire to roast the hunted game. Along with these practices, a man and woman would be sacrificed to Mixcoatl at his temple in some regions.

Sources indicate that Camaxtli was either killed by Orcus or an undead deity named Tenebrous. If you dive into the exact information, you discover that Orcus was killed and resurrected, renaming himself Tenebrous, Prince of the Undead and ruler of Thanatos (113th layer of the Abyss).