Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

CHALCHIUHCIHUATL

Aztec Corn/Maize Goddess

Also known as Chicomeccatl, Chicomecoatl, Xilonen

Picture of the Aztec Corn/Maize Goddess Chalchiuhcihuatl from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Amazing Maize Goddess

Wife of Maize God Cinteotl.

Chalchiuhcihuatl’s the pretty young Goddess of New Corn. Her name could be the new brand name for small coated crispy things. Fancy Chalchiflakes for breakfast?

She’s an attractive young maize lady with ears of corn who can steal the hearts of eligible men. Meanwhile her priests stole not only the hearts, but every other organ. Young girls were sacrificed every September in a most unsavory manner, to ensure the corn harvest was up to scratch. We always preferred toast for breakfast anyway.

In her old age aspect she’s known as Ilamatecuhtli.

Chalchiuhcihuatl Facts and Figures

Name: Chalchiuhcihuatl
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chicomeccatl, Chicomecoatl, Xilonen

Gender: Female
Type: Goddess
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Corn/Maize
Area of expertise: Corn, Maize

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 770

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Article last revised on April 09, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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