Aztec Stories of the Hummingbird Spirit

Legend has it that the widow Coatlicue entered the Temple of the Sun, and as she did a brightly colored ball of feathers fell at her feet. She picked up this ball of hummingbird feathers and held it to her bosom, and became impregnated, soon giving birth to Huitzilopochtli.

The Birth of Huitzilopochtli

He was born with a spear in one hand, and a shield in the other. A plume of Hummingbird feathers adorned his head, appearing also on his left leg. Huitzilopochtli means “the humming-bird on the left”.

Hummingbird Sun Beam

Huitzilopochtli became a great hero. Upon her death Coatlicue became the goddess of flowers. Some believe that the hummingbird was the original totem of the Aztecs. The language of the Aztecs referred to the hummingbird as “sunbeam” or “sun’s hair”.

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My greatest love is assisting others shift into the comfort of acceptance and appreciation. This relational, open-hearted energy carries into my many interests: photography, symbiotic gardening, long walks, and enjoying nature. Ready for a shift in your own world? Sessions available by appt.


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Kavi's greatest love is facilitating the shift from questions into greater joy and understanding. This energy of joyful expression transfers into her many interests: photography, organic, symbiotic gardening, long dog-lead walks, and, of course, bird watching. Ready for a change within your own world? Seeking your own multi-dimensional support and alliance? Healing sessions and transitional support are available by appointment.

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