I was curious though (and I tried looking on my own) if there is any detailed info about the role of spiders and bats in Aztec myth and religion.
I read that bats were linked to the underworld and shamanistic death and there was a blurb on a site that brought up Mictlantecuhtli... but I have a feeling there is more info about bats and the Aztec out there.
Mictlantecuhtli was also linked to spiders according to Wikipedia.
And then there's the spider goddess-- the Teotihuacan Spider Goddess. I didn't find much info though.
So does anyone have any insight about Mictlantecuhtli, bats and/or spiders in Aztec myth?