Zapotec Mythology

The Gods of the Zapotecs

COCIJO

Zapotec Rain God

Also known as Cociyo, Gocio, Loçio, Lociyo

Picture of the Zapotec Rain God Cocijo from our Zapotec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Top God of Generally Unpleasant Weather

He is one of the major Zapotec deities. He specializes in rain but also does Lightning and the occasional bit of Universe-creating as a bonus extra. The Zapotec people liked to get their money’s worth with their Gods.

He comes complete with a jaguar head and has a fine bifurcated snaky tongue. This forked tongue enables him to come up with lightning repartee.

He seems to be a Glyph C supporter if his headgear is anything to go by. He also likes to appear on urns. A certain amount of confusion with Tlaloc or Chac is understandable.

Cocijo will be delighted to provide your crops with a vitally important shower of rain for the modest price of just one human sacrifice.

Cocijo Facts and Figures

Name: Cocijo
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Cociyo, Gocio, Loçio, Lociyo

Gender: Male
Type: God
Area or people: Zapotec
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Rain
Area of expertise: Rain

Good/Evil Rating: OKAY, not bad
Popularity index: 1401

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Article last revised on May 02, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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