Axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum) are fascinating aquatic salamanders native to Mexico. They are perhaps best known for their remarkable ability to regenerate lost body parts, including limbs, spinal cord, and even parts of their heart and brain. According to mythology, the axolotl is believed to have been an important symbol in Aztec mythology. The Aztecs associated the axolotl with the god Xolotl, who was the deity of death, lightning, and the evening star. The name “axolotl” is derived from the Nahuatl word “atl,” meaning water, and “xolotl,” which refers to Xolotl. The axolotl was considered a creature of transformation and rebirth, symbolising the cycles of life and death.