AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

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COYOLXAUHQUI

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

Aztec Moon Goddess

Also known as COYOLXANUHQUI

Miss Golden Bells the Moon Goddess

Daughter of COATLICUE.

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.

COYOLXAUHQUI FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : COYOLXAUHQUI
Location : Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : the Moon
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : OKAY, not bad
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : COYOLXANUHQUI
Popularity index : 11488

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Article last updated on 01 November 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "COYOLXAUHQUI: Goddess of the Moon from Aztec mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 01 Nov. 2013. Web. 24 July 2014.

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