MAYA MYTHOLOGY

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COQUEELAA

Picture of the Mayan Food God COQUEELAA from our Mayan mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Mayan Food God

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.

COQUEELAA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : COQUEELAA
Area or people : Zapotec
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Food
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 3290
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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "COQUEELAA: God of Food from Mayan mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 September 2014.

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