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CHICOMECCATL

Picture of the Aztec Corn/Maize Goddess CHICOMECCATL from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Corn/Maize Goddess

Also known as CHALCHIUHCIHUATL, CHICOMECOATL, XILONEN

Amazing Maize Goddess

Wife of Maize God CINTEOTL.

CHICOMECCATL’s the pretty young Goddess of New Corn. Her name sounds like a brand name for small coated crispy things. Fancy Chicoflakes for breakfast?

She’s an attractive young maize lady with ears of corn who can steal the hearts of eligible men. Meanwhile her priests stole not only the hearts, but every other organ. Young girls were sacrificed every September in a most unsavory manner, to ensure the corn harvest was up to scratch. We always preferred toast for breakfast anyway.

In her old age aspect she’s known as ILAMATECUHTLI.

CHICOMECCATL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CHICOMECCATL
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Corn/Maize
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CHALCHIUHCIHUATL, CHICOMECOATL, XILONEN
Popularity index : 8441

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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