Hummingbirds are the only birds who are able to fly backwards...besides the fact they can hover...fabulous creatures...they zip, zip...and then hover, land on my feeder...and then zip away again.

The Aztec god Huitzilopochtli is often depicted as a hummingbird. Aztecs wore hummingbird talismans which were prized as drawing sexual potency, energy, vigor, and skill at arms and warfare to the wearer.

The Hummingbird is depicted in the Nazca Lines which are a series of ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru - about 400 km south of Lima. Scholars believe the majority of these were created by the Nazca culture between 200 BC and 400 AD.

To read about these go to and then Search for Nazca Lines.