Coatlicue

Definition

Coatlicue (pron. Co-at-li-cu-e) or 'Serpent Skirt' was a major deity in the Aztec pantheon and regarded as the earth-mother goddess. Coatlicue is represented as an old woman to symbolise the antiquity of earth worship. Coatlicue was the patron of childbirth and was associated with warfare, governance and agriculture. She was considered the female aspect of the primordial god Ometeotl.

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  • c. 1345 - 1521
    The Aztec civilization flourishes in Mesoamerica.
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