Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico


Aztec Moon Goddess

Also known as Coyolxanuhqui

Picture of the Aztec Moon Goddess Coyolxauhqui from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Miss Golden Bells the Moon Goddess

Daughter of Coatlicue.

She caused a lot of domestic bother after disapproving of her mother’s bedroom liaison with a ball of feathers.

But from Coatlicue’s pregnant womb sprang new brother Huitzilopochtli, who was somewhat over-protective of his mum and cut Coyolxauhqui’s head off. Still, the lad made the best of a bad job and flung her head into the sky, where it became the moon. We don’t know who installed the bells.

Coyolxauhqui Facts and Figures

Name: Coyolxauhqui
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Coyolxanuhqui

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

In charge of: the Moon
Area of expertise: Moon

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

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