Zapotec Mythology

The Gods of the Zapotecs

COQUEELAA

Zapotec Wealth God

Also known as Coquee Laa, Coquie Laa

Picture of the Zapotec Wealth God Coqueelaa from our Zapotec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Rich God of Food Coloring

Here’s a rarity. A God of the Cochineal Harvest. This product is still used today as a red coloring dye — usually for food. Among the Zapotec this was clearly a symbol of wealth as Coqueelaa is also a God of Riches.

Where does cochineal grow? Wherever it likes. It, or rather they, are small mite-like spiders that crop up everywhere. They are however very fond of the nopal cactus in the regions where the Zapotec Gods held sway.

To make a decent amount of dye you must collect approximately a million zillion squillion of them for industrial squishing. It’s not something that has caught on with the Pick-Your-Own cult.

Coqueelaa Facts and Figures

Name: Coqueelaa
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Coquee Laa, Coquie Laa

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

In charge of: Wealth
Area of expertise: Wealth

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 740

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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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