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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Coquee Laa, Coquie Laa
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: 1492
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Article last revised on May 02, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.