saintpadfoot: “ Mythology | Aztec Goddesses | Chalchiuhtlicue was the patron goddess of lakes and streams. Aztec women pleaded for her comfort whilst going into labor, and she often aided in baptisms of the innocent.
saintpadfoot: “ Mythology | Aztec Goddesses | Coatlicue was an earth goddess, mother of all gods and mortal-kind. She birthed the moon and stars. She often appeared with the face of a fanged serpent, wearing a skirt of snake bodies symbolizing fertility and a necklace of human hearts, hands, and a skull. .
saintpadfoot: “ Mythology | Aztec Goddesses | Coyolxauhqui was a daughter of Coatlicue and the goddess of the moon. Coatlicue also gave birth to the god Huitzilopochtli. Huitzilopochtli and Coyolxauhqui battled, a battle symbolized by the fading of day into night. He eventually cut off Coyolxauhqui’s head and thrust it far away into the sky, and her head became the moon.