Mictlan (Nahuatl pronunciation: ['meek-tah-lan) was the underworld of "Mexica" Aztec mythology. Most people who died went to Mictlan, although other possibilities existed Mictlan was located far to the north, and consisted of nine distinct levels. The journey from the first level to the ninth was difficult and took four years, but the dead were aided by the, Xolotl.
The dead had to pass many challenges, such as crossing a mountain range
where the mountains crashed into each other, a field with wind that
blew flesh-scraping knives, and a river of blood with fearsome jaguars. Metaphorically speaking......