AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

HUIXTOCIHUATL

Aztec Fertility Goddess

Also known as UIXTOCHIHUATL

Goddess of Salt. Not to be taken with a pinch

TLALOC’s big sister, she was a veritable saltmine of fertility. There was a yearly sacrifice for a full salt cellar. A youth had to impersonate Night God TEZCATLIPOCA for a year, with four maidens chosen to be his wives.

They must have died happy, because there was never a shortage of volunteers.

HUIXTOCIHUATL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HUIXTOCIHUATL
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Fertility
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : UIXTOCHIHUATL
Popularity index : 7009
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Article last updated on 20 July 2014 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Huixtocihuatl: Aztec Goddess of Fertility (Aztec mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 20 Jul. 2014. Web. 2 October 2014.

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