Aztec Mythology

MAYAHUEL

Aztec Alcohol Goddess

Also known as MAYAHUAL, MAYOUEL

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

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

References: Coming soon.

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