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Chalchiuhtlicue

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An interpretation of Chalchiuhtlicue, "She of the Jade Skirt", is the goddess of oceans, rivers and any other running water, and also the wife of Tlaloc the Rain God, and mother of Tecciztecatl, the Moon god. This illustration of mine has been used for a card game project.

Chalchiuhtlicue was the ruler over the previous Fourth Sun (Nahui-Atl). This world was destroyed by a flooding.

In the tonalpohualli, Chalchiuhtlicue is the protector of both the fifth day, Coatl (snake), and the fifth trecena,1-Acatl (reed). Chalchiuhtlicue is Lord of the Day for days with number 3 ("yei" in Nahuatl). She is the sixth Lord of the Night.
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Guiler-717's avatar
Thanks for the feedback :)
I've tried to add a little more 'poetic freedom' on this one rather than detailing it like I tried to do on other deities. I've always imagined her either 'dressed' with water or partially manifested through it.
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She looks great. Hieratic, yet very beautiful.
Aztecatl13's avatar
very beautiful goddess.