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Aztec Sun Stone from Aztec Empire dated 1512. One of great wonders, in museo de Antropologia, Mexico city

Aztec Sun Stone from Aztec Empire dated 1512. One of great wonders, in museo de Antropologia, Mexico city

The legend of la Llorona is usually traced back to Aztec folklore and the goddess Cihuacoatl or Coatlicue--creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars--who is said  to have appeared shortly prior to the discovery of New Spain by Hernán Cortés, weeping for her lost children, an omen of the fall of the Aztec empire.

The legend of la Llorona is usually traced back to Aztec folklore and the goddess Cihuacoatl or Coatlicue--creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars--who is said to have appeared shortly prior to the discovery of New Spain by Hernán Cortés, weeping for her lost children, an omen of the fall of the Aztec empire.

Aztec  Coatlicue, also known as Teteoinan  ("The Mother of Gods"), is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. She is also known as Toci, ("Our Grandmother"), and Cihuacoatl, ("The Lady of the serpent"), the patron of women who die in childbirth.

Aztec Coatlicue, also known as Teteoinan ("The Mother of Gods"), is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. She is also known as Toci, ("Our Grandmother"), and Cihuacoatl, ("The Lady of the serpent"), the patron of women who die in childbirth.

Chalchiuhtlicue, deidad mexica de las aguas mansas, lagos, lagunas y pozos (del "agua horizontal") Pareja o contraparte de Tlaloc, deidad de la fertilidad (en todas sus acepciones) de la lluvia y los rayois ("agua vertical")

Chalchiuhtlicue, deidad mexica de las aguas mansas, lagos, lagunas y pozos (del "agua horizontal") Pareja o contraparte de Tlaloc, deidad de la fertilidad (en todas sus acepciones) de la lluvia y los rayois ("agua vertical")

Coatlicue: the Mother of Gods, she gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. Represents the devouring mother, in whom both the womb and the grave exist. ’She of the Serpent Skirt’, she can be identified by her skirt made of snakes. Considered the mother of the people, giver of fertility.

Coatlicue: the Mother of Gods, she gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. Represents the devouring mother, in whom both the womb and the grave exist. ’She of the Serpent Skirt’, she can be identified by her skirt made of snakes. Considered the mother of the people, giver of fertility.

Quetzalcoatl (Plumed Serpent or God of Creation), Aztec Sculpture, Mexico, 1400-1521. The god's head emerges from the mouth of the serpent; his earrings with a hook show that he is the god of the winds. Paris, musée du quai Branly.

Quetzalcoatl (Plumed Serpent or God of Creation), Aztec Sculpture, Mexico, 1400-1521. The god's head emerges from the mouth of the serpent; his earrings with a hook show that he is the god of the winds. Paris, musée du quai Branly.

Grupo 3: Chicomecóatl es una de las diosas mas importantes de Azteca y considerada una de las deidades más antiguas. Ella es la diosa de todo el alimento en especial del maíz. Su nombre significa "Siete Serpiente". Ella también es reconocida como "Siete Mazorcas de Maíz". En el momento de la conquista, ella fue honrada con templos en el centro de México. Ella se le atribuye ser la primera en hacer tortillas y panes. Ella tiene un canto escrito en su honor que revela que ella vivía en…

Grupo 3: Chicomecóatl es una de las diosas mas importantes de Azteca y considerada una de las deidades más antiguas. Ella es la diosa de todo el alimento en especial del maíz. Su nombre significa "Siete Serpiente". Ella también es reconocida como "Siete Mazorcas de Maíz". En el momento de la conquista, ella fue honrada con templos en el centro de México. Ella se le atribuye ser la primera en hacer tortillas y panes. Ella tiene un canto escrito en su honor que revela que ella vivía en…

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