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MAYAHUEL

Picture of the Aztec Alcohol Goddess MAYAHUEL from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Alcohol Goddess

Also known as MAYAHUAL, MAYOUEL

Goddess of Alcohol

She got the idea of distilling agave seeds after watching the exploits of a drunken mouse.

As protector of the cactusy maguey plant, she greatly assisted her husband PATECATL in his medicinal researches.

At one point teetotalers tried to stamp her out. No chance — she is far mightier than Minnie Mouse. See PULQUE for the whole intoxicating tale.

MAYAHUEL FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : MAYAHUEL
Area or people : Totonac
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Female
Type : deity
In charge of : Alcohol
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : MAYAHUAL, MAYOUEL
Popularity index : 7404

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Article last updated on 10 January 2014 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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