Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico


Aztec Water Goddess

Also known as Chalchihuitlicue, Matlalcueitl, Matlalcueyeh

Picture of the Aztec Water Goddess Chalchiuhtlicue from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Beautiful young Goddess of Cleansing Water

Known as Lady of the Green Skirts, she is the creator of the Fourth Sun — which was not a great success as it was extremely watery. Due to circumstances beyond our comprehension, she arose as a fruit-laden prickly pear tree standing in a river.

She prefers flowers to a human sacrifice, but that didn’t stop her from flooding the entire world to drown the wicked. The entire Fourth Age of the Aztec world was destroyed. Perhaps her tempestuous husband Tlaloc talked her into it.

Her ‘now wash your planet’ moral hygiene routine inspired her mortal followers to dip babies into water to wash away evil.

Chalchiuhtlicue Facts and Figures

Name: Chalchiuhtlicue
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chalchihuitlicue, Matlalcueitl, Matlalcueyeh
Name means: Jade Skirt

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

In charge of: Water
Area of expertise: Water

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 7439

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Article last revised on August 09, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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