Xochiquetzal Aztec Goddess Of Women  

Posted by Stella Clark

Xochiquetzal Aztec Goddess Of Women Image
"XOCHIQUETZAL" IS THE AZTEC GODDESS OF WOMEN; SHE RULES OVER LOVE, MARRIAGE, WOMEN, WEAVING, AND CHANGES. SHE IS THE PATRONESS OF SACRED PROSTITUTES, ARTISTS, AND DANCERS. SHE ENCOURAGED HER NAME MEANS "GODDESS OF THE FLOWERING EARTH". EVERYWHERE SHE GOES, SHE IS FOLLOWED BY BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS. SHE IS DEPICTED AS A YOUNG, CHARMING, AND BEAUTIFUL WOMAN ADORNED IN TYPICAL AZTEC ATTIRE. SHE ALWAYS REMAINS YOUTHFUL, NEVER GROWING OLD. SHE WEARS A CROWN OF RED LEATHER IN THE FORM OF A BRAID WAS PLACED ATOP HER HEAD. HER ARMS ARE OPEN AS A WOMAN WHO IS DANCING. SHE IS AWARE OF HER SEXUALITY AND USES IT KNOWINGLY. MARIGOLDS AND DOVES ARE SACRED TO HER.

HER HOME WAS ALSO THE HOME OF MANY OTHER GODS IN THE AZTEC PANTHEON. SHE RESIDED IN A HEAVENLY PARADISE OF FLOWERS, GARDENS, AND FOUNTAINS. THERE SHE WAS ATTENDED TO BY A HOST OF DEITIES AND MUSICIANS WHO SOUGHT ONLY TO ENTERTAIN HER.

THE AZTECS WERE KNOWN TO SACRIFICE VIRGINS TO XOCHIQUETZAL, AT THEY HELD IN HER HONOR EVERY EIGHT YEARS. AT THIS TIME, A YOUNG WOMAN WOULD BE CHOSEN TO REPRESENT THE GODDESS; SHE WAS THEN RITUALLY SACRIFICED AND FLAYED, HER SKIN TO BE WORN BY A PRIEST WHO SAT AT A LOOM PRETENDING TO WEAVE. AND, WHILE THIS ALL WAS OCCURRING, THE OTHERS WOULD DANCE ABOUT IN ANIMAL COSTUMES. IN TODAY'S SOCIETY, THIS MAY SEEM HORRIFYING AND CRUEL, BUT WE MUST REMEMBER THE ANCIENTS THOUGH DIFFERENTLY, AND THIS SACRIFICE OF BLOOD AND LIFE WAS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THEIR SURVIVAL. IN FACT, TO BE SACRIFICED LIKE THIS WAS THOUGHT OF AS A GREAT HONOR.

SHE WAS ALSO THE GODDESS OF FERTILITY WHO REPRESENTED SEXUAL EXCESS AND CHILDBIRTH AS WELL AS BEING CREDITED AS THE CREATOR OF HUMANS AS WELL AS WELL AS AN INTERMEDIARY BETWEEN BETWEEN THEM AND THE GODS. SHE ENCOURAGED LOVE-MAKING AS A MEANS OF PLEASURE, YET SHE ALSO HAD THE POWER TO ABSOLVE HUMANS OF HER SINS. THE AZTECS OFTEN INVOKED HER TO MAKE A MARRIAGE FRUITFUL.

EVERY YEAR AT HARVEST, MEN AND WOMEN WOULD FLOCK TO HER TEMPLE FOR CONFESSION WITH AS MANY PIECES OF STRAW AS THE SINS THEY HAD TO CONFESS. AND, AFTER PIERCING THEIR TONGUE, THEY WOULD PASS THE STRAW THROUGH THE OPENING AND THEN TOSS THEM ONTO THE FLOOR. HER PRIESTS WOULD THEN GATHER UP ALL THE BLOODY STRAWS AND CAST THEM ONTO A FIRE BUILT TO DESTROY THESE SINS. ONCE ABSOLVED, THE PEOPLE WOULD THUS PURIFY THEMSELVES BY BATHING IN RIVERS OR IN SPRINGS.



Keywords: the roman gods and goddesses names  all greek god and goddesses  mythical gods and goddesses  family tree of gods and goddesses  egypt gods and goddesses names  powerful voodoo spells  aleister crowley evil  love spells for free  black magic spells uk  masons secrets  wiccan chants and spells  magic spell chants  

This entry was posted on 25 October 2009 at Sunday, October 25, 2009 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the .

0 comments