As you might expect from an alcohol-related deity, the legends surrounding her are a little vague and woozy. According to legend, she originally lived among the stars with her demon children (called Tzitzimime). They spent most of their time staring maliciously down at the Earth and terrorizing pregnant ladies.
One day Tzitzimitl entered the land of the Gods. Some of the Tzitzimime followed her down and they all moved in with beautiful Goddess Mayahuel as live-in caretakers and security guards. How on earth did this happen? Did they lie on their resumes?
Tzitzimitl did everything she could to stop all this bizarre activity, finally sending her Tzitzimime down to gnaw the branches of the tree into little pieces. But, as so often happens in mythology, the pieces of Mayahuel took root in the Earth and grew into a lovely agave (maguey) tree. This produced a wonderful harvest of Pulque sap and became the source of all the world’s tequila.
Meanwhile the Tzitzimime headed back up to the stars. They are still up there, staring down at us and biding their time until they can zoom down to cause mayhem with the alcohol supply again.
Tzitzimitl Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Tzizimitl
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Alcohol
Area of expertise: Alcohol
Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 760
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Article last revised on April 09, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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