The Ahuizotl

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Alyssa Forester

The ahuizotl (or ahuitzotl) is a legendary creature in Aztec belief.It was described as otter-like, with hands capable of manipulation and an additional hand on its tail. The ahuizotl was feared due to its liking for human flesh, especially nails, eyes, and teeth. It was said to live in or near the water and uses the hand on the end of its tail to snatch its prey.The ahuizotl included within Book 11 of the Florentine Codex.Acrylic and InkIllustration by AlyshellsMy Shop:www.alyshellscraftshack.etsy.comĀ 

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