ItzQuauhtli was recognized as a reflection of Great Cosmic Eagle
Which North-American Natives called: Thunderbird.
Analogous to Horus in Egyptian lore; whose eyes are solar and lunar
Or Garuda in Hinduism, with Vishnu riding atop his back.
Like Mercury (closest to the sun) he served as a messenger.
The Aztecs associated this Eagle with Huitzilopochtli — god of war and patron of the arts.
Sent to Earth late during the Fifth age, he heralded Quetzalcoatl's return
While also warning that it would come hand-in-hand with Tezcatlipoca's release ...
Sadistic twin / trickster, Bolon Yokte is present at both creation and destruction!