Xochipilli was the Aztec god of flowers, art, games, and song. He was also associated with love and fertility. He was often depicted as a young man wearing a headdress made of feathers and holding a flute or a bow and arrow. He was considered to be a patron of artists and musicians, and was thought to inspire creativity and artistic expression. Xochipilli was also linked to the afterlife and was believed to guide souls to the underworld.
In Aztec mythology, Xochipilli was the son of the earth goddess Tlazolteotl and the sun god Tonatiuh. He was considered to be the twin brother of Xochiquetzal, the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Together, they were known as the "Flower and Song" deities.
Xochipilli played an important role in Aztec religious rituals and festivals. There were several festivals dedicated to him throughout the year, during which people would gather to sing, dance, and make offerings to the god. These festivals were often accompanied by the use of hallucinogenic plants, such as peyote and morning glory, which were believed to be a way to connect with the god and receive his blessings.
In Aztec art, Xochipilli was often depicted in brightly colored murals and sculptures. He was also depicted on codices (hand-painted books) and in other forms of Aztec art. Many of these works of art were created to be used in religious ceremonies and festivals honoring the god.
Today, Xochipilli continues to be an important figure in Mexican culture and is often depicted in contemporary art and literature. He is also revered by some indigenous communities in Mexico, who continue to honor him in traditional ceremonies and festivals.