Coatlicue

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In Aztec mythology, Coatlicue (”she with serpent skirts”) is the mother of the 400 stars in the sky, and one daughter, Coyolxauhqui (”she with bells on her cheeks”). When Coatlicue becomes pregnant illegitimately (by touching a tuft of hummingbird feathers - this sort of stuff happens a lot in Mesoamercan mythos), her children become both embarrassed and enraged. But none more so than her daughter, Coyolxauhqui. Together with her 400 brothers, she launches an attack on her mother, but it is foiled when her mother’s unborn son Huitzilopochtli (”the hummingbird on the left”) springs forth from her womb, armed for battle.

Huitzilopochtli dismembers Coyolxauhqui, and flings her head into the sky where it becomes the moon, so that her mother might look upon her always.

Deities associated with the Sabbats

(if I left anyone out, please comment below and let me know! I will add them to the list)

🌲 Yule 🌲

Alcyone, Ameratasu, Apollo, Astarte, Baldur, Bona Dea, Callilleach Bheur, Demeter, Dionysus, Frau Holle, Frigga, Hodr, Holly King, Horus, Isis, Jesus, La Befana, Lord of Misrule, Lugh, Mithras, Morrigan, Odin, Osiris, Pandora, Ra, Saturn, Spider Woman, Virgin Mary

🌸 Imbolc 🌸

Aenghus Og, Aphrodite, Aradia, Artemis, Athena, Bastet, Brighid, Ceres, Cerridwen, Diana, Eros, Faunus, Februa, Februus, Gaia, Hestia, Inanna, Minerva, Pan, Venus, Vesta

🐣 Ostara 🐣

Adonis, Aphrodite, Asase Yaa, Attis, Coatlicue, Cybele, Dylan, Eostre, Freya, Isis, Lady of the Lake, Lord of the Greenwood, Ma-ku, Minerva, Mithras, Odin, Osiris, Persephone, Rheda, Saraswati

🌹 Beltane 🌹

Artemis, Astarte, Bacchus, Bes, Cernunnos, Diana, Dionysus, Flora, Green Man, Hera, Kokopelli, Marve, Maia, Oshun, Pan, Priapus, Sheela-na-Gig, Xochiqurtzal

🌻 Litha 🌻

Aditi, Aine, Apollo, Amaterasu, Aten, Beiwe, Hestia, Horus, Huitzilopochtil, Juno, Lugh, Manannan, Sulis Minerva, Sunna/Sol, Vesta

🌾 Lammas 🌾

Adonis, Attis, Baal, Ceres, Cronus, Dagon, Danu, Demeter, Hestia, Lugh, Mercury, Neper, Parvati, Pomona, Renenutet, Saturn, Sobek, Tailtiu, Tammuz, Vesta

🍁 Mabon 🍁

Arawn, Archangel Michael, Ashtoreth, Bacchus, Cernunnos, Cerridwen, Dagda, Dionysus, Dumuzi, Epona, Freya, Green Man, Hathor, Hermes, Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Modron, Morrigan, Pamona, Persephone, Snake Woman, Thor, Thoth

💀 Samhain 💀

Arianhod, Belili, Cernunnos, Cerridwen, Dagda, Demeter, Dionysus, Ereshkigal, Hathor, Hecate, Hel, Herne, Inanna, Isis, Lilith, Ma'at, Marduk, Minerva, Morrigan, Nantosuelta, Nephthys, Odin, Osiris, Pan, Pomona, Sheshat, Tammuz, Tara, Thor

“The Spirit is greater than all differences between languages, peoples, races, places, times. Even greater than the difference between life and death.” 
—Luis Valdez, Founder of Teatro Chicano.

“Coatlicue,” (Primordial Earth Mother, Mexika) by Rodrigo R. Pimentel of MexicoCoatlicue: Nahuatl: “She of the Serpent Skirt.“ Representation of the earth as both creator and of transmutation through death (plants, animals, humans, elements). Her face is of two fanged serpents and her skirt is of interwoven snakes that are a symbol of wisdom, cycles, transformation and the fertility of Mother Earth. Her breasts are those of a woman who has breastfed many children and her necklace is made up of hands, hearts, and a skull signifying her role as both lifegiver and transmuter of life and energy. She has many aspects, including that of Tlazolteotl and Tonantzin, who after the invasion of Mexico by Spain was called Our Lady of Guadalupe by the Catholic Church and whose appearance on the hill of Tepeyac from December 9-12, 1531, is celebrated today on those days with ceremonies and danza throughout Mexico and many places in the United States and most especially on December 12. Tonantzin Tlalli Ipalnemoani.

The Stone of Coyolxauhqui

Coyolxauhqui, is a Mexican goddess moon in Nahuatl mythology,

Coyolxauhqui was the daughter of the mother goddess Coatlicue and the ruler of the CentzonHuitznáhuac.

 Is represented as a dismembered woman.

this is her myth:

The pregnancy of Coatlicue, the maternal Earth deity, made her other children embarrassed, including her oldest daughter, Coyolxauhqui.

As she swept the temple, a few hummingbird feathers fell into her chest. Coatlicue’s child, Huitzilopochtli, sprang from her womb in full war armor and killed Coyolxauhqui, along with their 400 brothers and sisters. He cut off her limbs, then tossed her head into the sky where it became the moon, so that his mother would be comforted in seeing her daughter in the sky every night. 

….and I thought the vikings were the crazy ones ._.

I love my culture :D

Coatlicue “La de la falda de serpientes” (Náhuatl)

Madre Universal azteca y Diosa de la tierra y la luna, de ella nace todo vegetal y detrás de ella desaparecen los cuerpos celestes.

Su representación mas conocida (el dibujo de arriba) es una figura antropomorfa con cabeza formada por dos serpientes enfrentadas, que simbolizan la dualidad (concepto básico de la cosmovisión de las civilizaciones precolombinas); falda de serpientes y un collar de manos y corazones arrancados de sus victimas.

Ella era una Diosa sedienta de sacrificios humanos, sus garras son como las del jaguar, y serpientes sustituyen partes de su anatomía, significando ferocidad y humanidad respectivamente.

También fue madre de Huitzilopochtli, Dios del sol y la guerra, de quien quedó embarazada por una bola de plumas brillantes que cayo del cielo y ella se puso en el pecho. Al enterarse sus cuatrocientos hijos le cortaron la cabeza, pero en ese momento nació el Dios. Huitzilopoxtli mató a muchos de sus hermanos convirtiéndolos en estrellas y desmembró a Coyolxauhqui (quien había alentado la matanza de su madre) y arrojó su cabeza al cielo, donde paso a ocupar el lugar de la luna.

:) … Mitología Azteca

Compilation of sound files of Mesoamerica

Gods

Quetzalcoatl. [keht-sahl-koh-aht)

Coatlicue. [koh-ah-tlee-kewh]

Xipe Totec. [shee-peh-toh-tehk]

Huehueteotl. [weh-weh-teh-oht]

Tlaloc. [tlah-lohk]

Tezcatlipoca. [tehs-cah-tlee-poh-kah]

Cihuateteo. [si-wah-teh-teh-oh]

Tlaltecuhtli. [tlah-teh-kwah-tlee]

Chaac. [chahk]

Cocijo. [koh-see-oh]

Locations

Tenochititlan. [teh-no-chit-eet-lahn]

Xochicalco. [sho-chee-kahl-koh]