Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico


Aztec Alcohol Goddess


Picture of the Aztec Alcohol Goddess Mayahuel from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Goddess of Alcohol

She got the idea of distilling agave seeds after watching the exploits of a drunken mouse.

As protector of the cactusy maguey plant, she greatly assisted her husband Patecatl in his medicinal researches.

At one point teetotalers tried to stamp her out. No chance — she is far mightier than Minnie Mouse. See Pulque for the whole intoxicating tale.

Mayahuel Facts and Figures

Name: Mayahuel
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: MAYAHUAL, MAYOUEL

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

In charge of: Alcohol
Area of expertise: Alcohol

Good/Evil Rating: GOOD, quite approachable
Popularity index: 250

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

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