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COYOLXAUHQUI
Also known as COYOLXANUHQUI

A picture showing the legend of COYOLXAUHQUI taken from our Aztec mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Aztec Gods, Aztec Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

Daughter of [COATLICUE], she is Miss Golden Bells the Moon Goddess.

She caused a lot of domestic bother after disapproving of her mother's bedroom liaison with a ball of feathers.

But from COATLICUE's pregnant womb sprang new brother HUITZILOPOCHTLI, who was somewhat over-protective of his mum and cut COYOLXAUHQUI's head off. Still, the lad made the best of a bad job and flung her head into the sky, where it became the moon. We don't know who installed the bells.

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Article last updated on 31 July 2009
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT COYOLXAUHQUI : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : COYOLXAUHQUI
Location : Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : COYOLXANUHQUI
Popularity index : 564

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