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Black Panther 2 May Introduce Aztec Gods to MCU

The newest Disney+ series Moon Knight introduces the Moon God, Khonshu. While Thor: Love and Thunder served us with whole plenty of gods and goddesses, including Black Panther’s own Bast in the flesh. Recent speculations say that Namor and his home would be based on Mayan or Aztec culture. And this appears to be confirmed by now.

Black Panther 2 merch has introduced other MCU Gods
Black Panther 2 merch has introduced other MCU Gods

After shooting Black Panther: Wakanda Forever the crew received many gifts. One of them gave fans a big piece of evidence in the shape of a jaguar.

Other Gods Introduced into Black Panther 2

Black Panther 2, The Aztec Jaguar God
Black Panther 2, The Aztec Jaguar God

By following the tradition, the crew of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were given merchandise to celebrate the wrapping of production. It’s a hat and hoodie, the hoodie itself is basic, dyed in a purple shade that matches the color of the franchise. The front design is embroidered with Marvel Studios’ logo and the subtitle saying “Wakanda Forever.”

Hoodie embroidered Wakanda Forever
Hoodie embroidered Wakanda Forever

The most interesting part is the hat embroidered with Aztec iconography. The figure illustrated is a cat, looking like a jaguar. It might mean it can’t be anyone other than Tepeyollotli (the Aztec God of darkened caves, earthquakes, echoes, and jaguars). There might be other possibilities like the central goddess of the Aztec religion. He was known as the God of providence, discord, temptation, jaguars, war, etc. According to myth, Tezcatlipoca would often mask himself as Tepeyollotli to hide and fool other gods.

Tepeyollotli hat, Black Panther
Tepeyollotli hat, Black Panther 2

Thus far, fans have been introduced to the Norse gods (what few remain), Egyptian deities, and soon the Greek pantheon. Now, audiences will see a glimpse into the world of the Aztecs and their various gods. It’ll be interesting to see if this Aztec god will play any kind of role in Wakanda Forever or if, like Bast, he will remain simply as a staple of Namor’s religion in the sequel. As far as, fans only saw and were introduced to the Norse gods. But now, audiences will peek into the world of the Aztecs and their different gods! It’ll be very interesting to see if this Aztec god will tease any kind of role in Wakanda Forever. Or else like Bast, he will stay as a nail of Namor’s religion in the series.

Let’s find out together and watch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theatres on November 11.

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Written by Shreeparna Das