Jumat, 09 Mei 2008

Aztec God #4 - Chicomecoatl

Chicomecoatl ( "Seven Serpent", is also a name of Aztec day) is a goddess of physical nourishment especially corn and the fertility goddess.

Each September, there would be a sacrifice of decapitated maiden. her blood would be spread on the statue of Chicmecoatl and her skin would be worn by a priest. It was conceived as a feminine counterpart to Centeotl and was also called Xilonen (a "hairy", which refers to the hair on unshucked corn). She appears with as Chalchiuhtlicue. It is generally characterized by bringing ears of corn. It is presented in three different forms:

# As a young girl with flowers in her hands
# As a woman who accompany death
# As a mother with sun as a shield

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