Chicomecoatl


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Chicomecoatl

goddess of maize. [Aztec Myth.: Jobes, 322]
See: Farming
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Washington, August 7 (ANI): Experts have restored a 500-year-old Chicomecoatl monolith, found recently in Zempoala municipality, Hidalgo, which represents the goddess of maize.
The 60 centimeters tall sculpture represents the Mexica maize goddess, Chicomecoatl, linked to fertility.
Restoration of Chicomecoatl, which presents an excellent conservation state, was in charge of Virginia Carrasquel, from Hidalgo INAH Center, who leaded cleaning, stabilization and preservation tasks before being exposed at Zempolala Community Museum for 2 days.
Todorov points to a series of equivalences between the Aztec and Roman gods in Sahagun's description of the Aztec deities, and refers to one example where the goddess Chicomecoatl is called another Ceres (Todorov 1984: 231-3; see also Keen 1971).
Long before the time of Hernan Cortez, indigenous people used the grain as a staple, and stone figures of such gods as Chicomecoatl double-fisting stalks of corn have been recovered from ancient cities like Teotihuacan.