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Xipe Totec

Country of origin:
Mexico
Location:
Cuautitlán Izcalli, State of Mexico
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1996
Genre:
Death Metal
Lyrical themes:
Aztec culture and mythology, Spaniard conquest
Current label:
Unsigned/independent
Years active:
1996-present
Also recorded a demo in 1999.

Xipe Totec means "Our Lord the Flayed One", and was the life/death/rebirth deity of the Aztec people. In annual rituals to honour this god, human sacrifices were flayed alive and the nearly whole skins were worn by the priests during the ritual.
Added by: NobbyNobbs Modified by: thetruechaby
Added on: 2006-07-19 07:01:38 Last modified on: 2020-07-06 17:49:27