Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

COATLICUE

Aztec Earth Goddess

Picture of the Aztec Earth Goddess Coatlicue from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Serpent-Skirted Goddess of Earth and Fire

She has terrible dress sense, wearing a skirt of writhing snakes and a necklace made of human hands and hearts. Compared to that, her claws and double snake head are positively chic.

She’s known as the Mother of the Gods, and her offspring shot to the top of the pantheon. Her sons are Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl, her daughter is Coyolxauhqui, and she also gave birth to Huitzilopochtli in very suspicious circumstances.

Coatlicue Facts and Figures

Name: Coatlicue
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:

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

In charge of: the Earth
Area of expertise: Earth

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 194

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

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