Cipactli

Central American - An Aztec goddess in the form of a huge crocodile or fish. When she emerged from the primaeval waters she fought Tezcatlipoca. He broke off her lower jaw and she bit off his left foot. The earth, Cemanahuac, was formed from her body. Also identified as Cipactli.
Central American - The first of the 20 days of the Aztec month. Symbolising the east and the water snake, the day is governed by Tonacatecuhtli. Occasionally referred to as Cipactli.

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