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Xoloitzcuintli, The Ancient Hairless Dog; Part II

An article about the Xoloitzcuintli, the ancient hairless dogs that guided the dead into the underworld

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Xoloitzcuintli, The Ancient Hairless Dog; Part II

An article about the Xoloitzcuintli, the ancient hairless dogs that guided the dead into the underworld

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Medicinal properties Not only was the Xoloitzcuintli a very powerful creature that protected people, but they were also thought to have medicinal properties. The Spanish conquistadors were surprised by the relationship between people and Xolos. They even wrote about these unique hairless dogs in their chronicles. According to Bernardino de Sahagún, the Aztecs tucked their Xolos inside their blankets. This was done at night to keep them warm.

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