Legend of Coatlicue and Coyolxauhqui VM#18

One of the most interesting legends I’ve read!

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This legend explains how the moon and the stars were formed

Aztec legend recounts the story of Coatlicue, the goddess of life and death and the mother of the Four Hundred Southerners, Centzon Huitznahuas, gods of the Southern Stars and Coyolxauhqui who ruled over her brothers. Coatlicue, lived in Coatepec, where she did penance sweeping. One day while sweeping, a beautiful feather fell from the sky, she picked it up and placed it on her breast. When she finished sweeping she looked for the feather and couldn’t find it.  She then realized she was pregnant. The Four Southerners were enraged to learn that their mother was pregnant.  Their sister Coyolxauhqui, convinced them that their mother had dishonored them all and should die to pay for this affront. Coatlicue was very scared and sad, but her son Huitzilopochtli, who was in her womb, told her not…

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