AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

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CHALCHIUHTLICUE

Picture of CHALCHIUHTLICUE from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Aztec Water Goddess

Also known as CHALCHIHUITLICUE, Matlalcueyeh, MATLALCUEITL

Beautiful young Goddess of Cleansing Water

Known as Lady of the Green Skirts, she is the creator of the Fourth Sun — which was not a great success as it was extremely watery. Due to circumstances beyond our comprehension, she arose as a fruit-laden prickly pear tree standing in a river.

She prefers flowers to a human sacrifice, but that didn’t stop her from flooding the entire world to drown the wicked. The entire Fourth Age of the Aztec world was destroyed. Perhaps her tempestuous husband TLALOC talked her into it.

Her ‘now wash your planet’ moral hygiene routine inspired her mortal followers to dip babies into water to wash away evil.

CHALCHIUHTLICUE FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CHALCHIUHTLICUE
Name means : Jade Skirt
Location : Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Water
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHALCHIHUITLICUE, Matlalcueyeh, MATLALCUEITL
Popularity index : 14190

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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "CHALCHIUHTLICUE: Goddess of Water from Aztec mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 29 July 2014.

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