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Aztec icons like goddess Chalchiuhtlicue, whose jade skirts represented her protection of lakes and streams, and river god, Tlaloc, share space with a map that depicts our current state of dwindling local water sources.
Observances aimed at garnering the favor of Chalchiuhtlicue and Tlaloc, the chief rain gods, included displaying rows of rubber-spotted Banners draped over wooden poles outside the temple.
Chalchiuhtlicue - Lady of the jade skirt; goddess of ground waters
Finally she asked Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddess of Water, to cast out all evil from the body of the child, to set it aside and take it with her.
“Feel the freshness and greenness of Chalchiuhtlicue,” she said, “who is always alive and awake, who never sleeps or dozes, may she be with you and embrace you and keep you in her arms so that you will be awake and resolute on this earth.”