A fire pot depicting Aztec gods, circa 1325 to 1521.
This fire pot, also called a brazier, was used by the Aztecs to offer burnt offerings to their gods. The figure attached to the front of the brazier is a combination of the Aztec rain god, Tlaloc, and the corn god, Centeōtl. One of the most important deities among the Aztecs, Centeōtl reveals the significance and importance of corn in that society. As a result of the Columbian Exchange, corn also became extremely important in other regions of the world.