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Toci Aztec goddess of health and fertility

Toci - an aspect of the Great Mother Earth Goddess

We’ve described Toci, ‘Our Grandmother’, a major Aztec earth goddess, and patron of midwives and healers, in our ‘Ask Us’ section. Click on the link below...!

Pic 1: (left) Mayahuel, the goddess of the sacred drink pulque emerges from a maguey plant, Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, p. 28; (right) Huixtocihuatl, the goddess of salt, Primeros Memoriales folio 264r
Pic 1: (left) Mayahuel, the goddess of the sacred drink pulque emerges from a maguey plant, Codex Fejérváry-Mayer, p. 28; (right) Huixtocihuatl, the goddess of salt, Primeros Memoriales folio 264r (Click on image to enlarge)

But before you do, here’s a nice quote about Mexica goddesses, from The Aztecs: a Very Short Introduction by David Carrasco:-
The sacred story and sculptures of the mother goddess Coatlcue (Serpent Skirt) and the moon goddess Coyolxauhqui (Painted Bells) demonstrate that female deities were immensely powerful in Aztec religion and daily life. Other goddesses of note included Mayahuel* (pulque), Chalchiutlicue (lakes and rivers), Chicomecoatl (maize), and Huixtocihuatl* (salt). These goddesses were close to the common peoples who worked as fishermen, farmers, salt gatherers, and boat people...
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See pic 1.

Picture source:-
Main pic: Image from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis scanned from our copy of the facsimile edition by Eloise Quiñones Keber, University of Texas Press, 1995
Pic 1: (L) Image from the Codex Fejérváry-Mayer scanned from our own copy of the ADEVA facsimile edition, Graz, Austria, 1971; (R) Image from the Codex Primeros Memoriales, public domain.

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