Aztec Mythology

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

TLAZOLTEOTL

Aztec Purity Goddess

Also known as Tlaelquani, Tlazoltéotl, Tlazolteotli

Picture of the Aztec Purity Goddess Tlazolteotl from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Eater of Filth and Dirt

Do you really want further details? Well, okay, if you insist.

Tlazolteotl is the Goddess of Confession, Purification and Rescue from Spiritual Uncleanliness. Especially in the sexual line. If you have a filthy mind or you want to dig the dirt, just turn to her.

She’s ready to hear all your confessions and will delight in gobbling up your filthy thoughts. When she sucks up your sin this will hopefully leave you feeling pure and clean. But be careful — you could run the risk of being flayed alive.

Ironically she’s often seen as a statuette in craft shops, sold as a Love Goddess giving birth.

Tlazolteotl Facts and Figures

Name: Tlazolteotl
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tlaelquani, Tlazoltéotl, Tlazolteotli

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

In charge of: Purification
Area of expertise: Purity

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 1051

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

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