Cochineal God of Food Coloring
Here's a rarity. A God of the Cochineal Harvest. This product is still used today as a red coloring dye — usually for food.Where does cochineal grow? Wherever it likes. It, or rather they, are small mite-like spiders that crop up everywhere. They are however very fond of the nopal cactus in the regions where the Zapotec Gods held sway.
To make a decent amount of dye you must collect approximately a million zillion squillion of them for industrial squishing. It's not something that has caught on with the Pick-Your-Own cult.
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Area or people : Zapotec
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 193
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