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  • Her son, Huitzilopochtli, the warlike god of the sun, killed and dismembered his siblings Coyolxauhqui, the moon goddess, and Centzon Huitznahua, a representation of the stars.

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  • In Woman Who Glows in the Dark Elena talks about the significance of Coyolxauhqui, who when pregnant is a symbol of creativity.

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  • Coyolxauhqui thus signifies the balance between moon and sun, and earth and sky, and the divine energy that resides in all human beings.

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  • On one of the panels is Coyolxauhqui, an Aztec goddess who represents the moon.

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  • The stone carving of the mutilated body of the goddess Coyolxauhqui—who was sister to the god Huitzilopochtli, and who had died torn to pieces when she tried to prevent the birth of her brother from the womb of his mother, Coatlicue—came to life.


  • There was Quetzalpetatl, the eldest and most serious of the four, and vacant-eyed Coyolxauhqui on his left, and sexy little Coatlicue and the chief handmaiden, Chimalman, on his right.

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  • She would, undoubtedly, become the Lord's chief minister when they ruled this land again, as Chimalman would be his chief warrior, Coyolxauhqui the seer, and Coatlicue'she would do what she did best.

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  • nahuatl goddess whose name means 'face painted with bells'. daughter of Citlalicue,Citlalicue's son, Huitzilopochtli, who killed her, tossed her head in the sky where it became the moon. Perhaps that is the reason for the name as the 'woman in the moon' may be seen as having her face painted with bells??

    October 3, 2010