This Incredible Creature Can Regenerate Its Brain, Heart, And Limbs
*Editor’s note: Dr. James Godwin is now a research scientist at MDI Biological Laboratory.*
The story begins with the Aztec God of death and lightning, the Xolotl. As legends have it, he was a monstrous dog that guarded the sun god and ushered souls to the underworld every night. One day, as Gods began sacrificing each other for the newly created sun, Xolotl, a master transformer, managed to escape death by turning himself into a salamander. And that creature came to be known as the axolotl.
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