Who Is Goddess Coatlicue?


Coatlicue is the Life and Death Goddess of the Aztecs. 

In Aztec mythology, Coatlicue, or "Serpent Skirt," is the mother of the gods. 

She is both a nurturer and a devourer, giving life from her womb and the terror of death from her heart. 

Coyolxauhqui, her daughter, led Coatlicue's children in revolt against her, but Huitzilopochtli, her son, emerged fully grown from her womb and slew his siblings and sisters. 

Coatlicue is a lady with a snakeskin skirt and a necklace made of human hearts and bones, as well as claws for hands and feet.