Reassuringly protective goddess of hearth fires
CHANTICO is a domestic deity who lives in your fire and keeps your home safe and cosy. She also has a neat sideline in volcanoes for larger clients.
But there's more to CHANTICO than that. With her red serpent accessories and crown of poisoned cactus spikes, she symbolizes the combination of pleasure and pain. What does that tell you about Aztec domestic life?
One other thing. Don't mention the paprika. There was a ban on eating the stuff during a fast, but she just couldn't help herself. As punishment she was turned into a dog by TONACATECUHTLI the Food God. Perhaps that's why dogs like crouching beside the fire.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 2055
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