Site Index



Aztec Goddess Names

(Acuecueyotl) The Aztec goddess of the ocean, running water, and rivers, closely associated with Chalchiuhtlicue of whom she is another appearance. She is invoked by Aztec women in labor.

She is the goddess of the running water in rivers, streams, and waves on the beach; and is a manifestation of Chalchiuhtlicue.

Another avatar of Chalchiuhtlicue, she is represented by foam, suds, or white-capped waves on the water surface. It is said this suggests the virtue of purity.

The Aztec goddess of storms which occur on the ocean.

An Aztec goddess of drought.

One of the names of the Aztec mother-goddess.

The Aztec goddess of the haze and mist which can be seen at dawn and during the night. She is associated with vanity and fame.

("she of the robe of green jewels", "lady precious green") She is the goddess of rain and of the flowing fater. She carried the sun during the fourth age of Aztec pre-history, and created a bridge in the Fifth World for those she favoured; while drowning the others in a fifty-two year deluge. It was she who calmed the waters, and she is remembered during the month of Etzaqualitzl when rain is needed for the crops. She is the personification of youthful beauty, vitality and violence; the whirlpool, the wind on the waters, all young and growing things, the beginning of life and creation. She is sometimes depicted with the head of Tlazolteotl (goddess of witches) between her legs.

An Aztec goddess of the underworld.

("she who dwells in the house") The goddess of hearth and volcanic fires. She was turned into a dog by Tonacatecuhtli (the maize god) after eating roasted fish with paprika on an appointed day of fasting.

(Xilonen) ("seven snakes) The Aztec goddess of maize who is sometimes referred to as the "goddess of nourishment", the female aspect of corn and a goddess of plenty. Each September a young girl representing Chicomecoatl was decapitated, and her blood collected and poured over an idol of the goddess. The corpse was then flayed, and the skin worn by a priest. Chicomecoatl can be represented as a girl with waterflowers, a woman whose embrace means certain death or as a mother who carries the sun as a sheild. Her symbol is an ear of corn.

The Aztec hearth-goddess, and guardian of the household

(Chihucoatl) ("snake woman") She is an earth and mother goddess, the patroness of women who die while giving birth. Using the ground bones of people of the preceding era and the blood of the self-sacrificed old gods, she assisted Quetzalcoatl in creating the first humans of this era. She is usually portrayed holding a child in her arms, and she is the mother of Mixcoatl. Her roars are a signal of war, and the centre of her cult was at Colhuacan, near Lake Texcoco in Mexico.

("star garment") An Aztec creator goddess. She is the consort of Citlalatonac, and together they created the stars.

These Mexican vampires date back to the of the days of the Aztec and are believed to be the servants of the gods. Thus, they have the magical powers of a priest. All civateteo are noblewomen who died during childbirth and have now returned to earth. These creatures stalk travelers at crossroads and lurk in temples or churches. They are terrible to look upon, shriveled and as white as chalk. Often a death's head or other glyph is painted on their clothes or tattooed on their flesh.

{coh-ah-tlee'-cooeh} ("skirt of serpents", "mother of the gods") The Aztec goddess of earth and fire, mother of the gods, the stars of the southern sky and the goddess Coyolxauhqui. She has an endless, ravenous appetite for human hearts and will not bear fruit unless given human blood.
Coatlicue conceived her son Huitzilopochtli, after keeping in her bosom a ball of hummingbird feathers (the soul of fallen warrior) that dropped from the sky. She gradually grew in size until her sons, the Centzon Huitznahua, noticed that she was with child . Enraged, they furiously demanded to know the identity of the father; their elder sister, Coyolxauhqui, decided that they must slay their mother. Her children's intentions terrified the pregnant goddess, but the child within her womb consoled Coatlicue, assuring her that he was aware and ready.
Dressed in warrior garb, the Centzon Huitznahua follow Coyolxauhqui to Coatepec. When her raging children reach the crest of the mountain, Coatlicue gives birth to Huitzilopochtli, already fully armed. Wielding his burning weapon, known as the Xiuhcoatl or Turquoise Serpent, he slays Coyolxauhqui and her body tumbled in pieces to the base of Coatepec. It is said that Quetzalcoatl, with Tezcatlipoca, pulled Coatlicue down from the heavens, and in the form of great serpents, ripped her into two pieces to form the earth and sky.

{coh-yohl-shau'-kee} ("golden bells") The earth and moon-goddess of the Aztec. She is related to the four hundred star-deities Huitznauna, who are under her control, and she possesses magical powers which with she can do great harm. Coyolxauhqui decapitated her own mother Coatlicue when she became pregnant in what her children deemed unseemly circumstances.
According to one tradition, Huitzilopochtli tossed Coyalxauhqui's head into the sky where it became the moon. He hoped that his mother would find comfort at night by seeing the face of her daughter in the sky.

(Uixtochihuatl) An Aztec or pre-Aztec fertility goddess. She was connected particularly with salt and salt water. She was generally considered to have been the elder sister of Tlaloc.
An Aztec fertility and death goddess known as 'the Old Princess', she is linked with the Milky Way.
("four sisters", "four faces") The goddess of the four ages of womankind. Some tales connect Her with the four creator divinities Alom, Bitol, Qaholom, and Tzacol - in these relations she is referred to as Chirakan-Ixmucane.

("obsidian butterfly") She is the goddess of healing; beautiful, demonic and armed with the claws of a jaguar. She is the female counterpart of Itzcoliuhqui.

She was the daughter of an Aztec emperor in the Valley of Mexico. She had the misfortune of falling in love with one of her father's warriors, when their relationship was discovered her lover was sent away to fight in Oaxaca. He told the young man that if he survived and returned, he would be given Iztaccihuatl as his wife. The emperor never intended for the young warrior to return,for he planned to marry Iztaccihuatl to another man. She was told that her lover was dead, and she died of grief. Upon the young warrior's return, he took Iztaccihuatl's body in his arms and carried her to the mountains. He placed her down on the ground and knelt beside her, himself dying of grief. The gods took pity on them, covering them with a blanket of snow and transforming them into mountains. Iztaccihuatl today is known as the "Sleeping Woman", as the mountain appears to be a woman laying on her side. He became Popocatepetl, or "Smoking Mountain", the volcano that still rains down his revenge for the death of his lover.

(Malinalxochitl) A sister of Huitzilopochtli, she was a sorceress with special powers over scorpions, snakes and other stinging, biting insects of the desert.

The goddess of the maguey plant and of fertility. She has many breasts with which to feed the Centzon Tochen (the 400 Rabbits), though to be responsible for causing drunkenness. The maguey plant was used in the brewing of pulque (an alcholic beverage) and the Aztec priests used its spines for auto-sacrifice.

Creator and ruler of the underworld and its nine rivers (Mictlan) with her consort Mictlantecihuatli; she wore a skirt of snakes and had clawed feet for digging her way beneath the earth.

An Aztec creator goddess. She is the wife of Ometecuhtli.

The Aztec mother of the gods.

(Tlazolteotl Ixcuiname) The Aztec earth and mother-goddess, and goddess of sex. Tlazolteotl was also called "the eater of filth", this name comes from the legend that at the end of a man's life, she comes to him and he confesses his sins, she then cleanses his soul, eating its filth.
She was also the mother of childbirth, the devourer of sins, the goddess of witches and witchcraft. Tlazolteotl has power over all forms of unclean behavior, usually sexual. Confessing sins to Tlazolteotl, one is cleansed. The goddess has four forms or aspects, corresponding to the phases of the moon: a young and carefree temptress, the lover of Quetzalcoatl; the Goddess of gambling and uncertainty; the Great Priestess who consumes and destroys the sins of mankind; and frightful old crone, persecutor and destroyer of youth.

An Aztec goddess. She is the wife of the creator god Tonacatecuhtli. She is the female principle.

An Aztec mother-goddess.

The goddess of sweat baths.

The Aztec maize-goddess, called "the hairy-one" referring to the hair-like tassels of the corn. In midsummer, humans were sacrificed to her to secure a good harvest. She is the wife of Tezcatlipoca.
("flower feather", "beautiful flower") The Aztec goddess of the earth, flowers, plants, games and dance, but mainly she is a goddess of love. She is also the patroness of artisans, prostitutes, pregnant women and birth. She was originally associated with the moon. This goddess is the most charming of the Aztec pantheon and her retinue consists of butterflies and birds. Every eight years a feast was held in her honor where the celebrants wore animal and flowers masks. She is the twin sister of the flower prince Xochipilli and sometimes mentioned as the wife of the rain god Tlaloc.


Lowchens of Australia is proudly sponsored by Oz Show Dogs Community Forum & Dog Directory. Click here to visit!

E-mail Us to report a broken link!

Home | Site Menu | Grooming | Eyes & Ears | Whelping Chart | Vaccinations
Canine Health | Teeth | Diet & Nutrition | Snake Bites & Vitamin C | Canine Skin
Diseases & Defects | Ticks & Gremlins | Breeding & Whelping | Alternative Health

Back to the Top of the Page!

Chinaroad Line
© Copyright 2000-2008 Chinaroad Löwchen. All Rights Reserved.
Text/Research by Dominic Marks. Editing/html page design by April Ingram