Hey Everyone ;o) Hope you are all well ;o) We have been having major rain storms!! Last night, was scary!! I think we are suppose to be getting more storms today! I have to admit, nature needed this moisture! Everything is so green now! No water in the basement, so that's a good thing! LOL!
Can you believe it's already week 9 in the 13 Goddesses Challenge! Wow, this is going fast!
"Tlazolteotl" (This Goddess has a lot going on!)
Tlazolteotl is the Aztec and Toltec Goddess of guilty pleasures, who both inspires and forgives carnal acts. She is a Love and Earth Goddess who is said to remove sins from her worshippers by absorbing them into herself. The punishment for adultery under harsh Aztec law was death, but if the offender confessed to Tlazolteoltl, her or she was absolved and the law would not touch them. However, a person was only allowed one confession per lifetime, so people would leave it as long as they could!
Tlazolteotl is also known as the Goddess of Witches. She is said to have four aspects of her depicted riding broomsticks and wearing pointed hats. These four aspects were considered four sisters, from the eldest, to the youngest. They were said to tempt people facing decisions towards evil and vice.
Tlazolteotl is shown nude (except for her jewelry) on a red broomstick, holding a snake.
Tlazolteotl is also considered one of the Nine Figures of the Creation of the World. Perhaps because of this, Tlazolteotl is sometimes called The Mother Of the Gods.
- The Eater of Filth
- Mother of The Gods
- Patroness of Midwives and Healers
- Our Grandmother, who represents Nature's Healing Powers
Next week, Norse Goddess Hel! Big Hugs ;o)