Cihuacoatl

Central American - An Aztec mother-goddess, goddess of childbirth. An aspect of Tonantzin. Mother of Mixcoatl. She is described as a snake-woman and sometimes divided herself into separate divinities such as Coatlicue, Ilamatecuhtli, Itzpapalotl, Temazcalteci and Tonantzin. In some aspects, she was a malevolent being, preaching doom, but in a more beneficent role she is credited with the invention of the hoe. She is depicted with a face half red, half black, and wearing a feathered headdress. In some references, referred to as Cihuacoatl, Chikha, Chikha, Chikha Bardo, Bardo, Ciuacoatl, Ciuacoatl, Ciuateotl, Ciuateotl, Serpent Woman, Serpent Woman, Snake Woman, Snake Woman, Ilamatecuhtli, Ilamatecuhtli, Coatlicue, Old Princess, Tlaltecuhtli, Temazcalteci, Temazcalteci, Tlazolteotl, Teteoinnan, Teteoinnan, Tetoinnan, Mother of the Gods, Toci(tzin), Tona(n)tzin or Tona(n)tzin.

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