Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

HUIXTOCIHUATL

Aztec Fertility Goddess

Also known as UIXTOCHIHUATL

Goddess of Salt. Not to be taken with a pinch

Tlaloc’s big sister, she was a veritable saltmine of fertility. There was a yearly sacrifice for a full salt cellar. A youth had to impersonate Night God Tezcatlipoca for a year, with four maidens chosen to be his wives.

They must have died happy, because there was never a shortage of volunteers.

Huixtocihuatl Facts and Figures

Name: Huixtocihuatl
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: UIXTOCHIHUATL

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

In charge of: Fertility
Area of expertise: Fertility

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 131

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Article last updated on August 10, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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