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CIHUATETEO

Picture of the Aztec Dead Spirits CIHUATETEO from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Dead Spirits

Also known as CIHUATETO

The souls of women who died in childbirth

Five female spirit sisters of the MACUILTONALEQUE.

Unlike the CIVATATEO, they were accorded the same honor as men who die in battle.

They come to take warriors and women to heaven, so don’t be too scared of the skull heads and clawed feet.

Actually they don’t take you there straight away. You have to go to Underworld East first. We imagine there are passports to be stamped and death certificates to be checked.

CIHUATETEO FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CIHUATETEO
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : spiritual being
In charge of : the Dead
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : CIHUATETO
Popularity index : 1895

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Article last updated on 22 August 2014 by the Godchecker Team.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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