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Yaritza Gomez

on 11 December 2012

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Transcript of Centeotl

Name means Maize cob lord or the dried ear of the maize god
He was the Aztec version of a Mesoamerican deity
Worshiped by the Maya and the Olemc
The idea of kingship was associated with him
Switched genders after a while(this was common among deities)
Chicomecóatl-female name
Cwnteotl- Male name The myth says that the god seen a ant carrying a maize kernel. He then followed the ant and reached the place where maize grows, the “Mountain of Sustenance”, or Tonacatepet. Here, Quetzalcoatl turned himself into an ant and stole a kernel of corn to bring back to the humans to plant. History Symbols Centeotl is represented as a young man, with maize cobs and ears coming from his head, handling a scepter with green cob’s ears. Relatives Mother was Tlazolteol- goddess of purification, steam bath, midwives, filth, and a patroness of adulterers
Quetzalcoatl- somewhat the creator of Centeotl
Chicomeccatl is his female companion
Tlaloc-also associated with the rain god Centeotl: The god of Maize History Tlazolteol Chicomeccatl Quetzalcoatl Tlaloc Worship and Rituals Would make a festival to celebrate the growing of Maize called the Hueytozoztli or the great watch
In this festival they would sacrifice virgins
He was honored in order to make the maize grow
People would perform self-sacrifcies by covering their houses with blood to honor the maize god Equivalent in other cultures

Ah Mun, Mayan god of abundance
Cinteotl, Toltec god of maize
Pitao Cozobi, Zapotec god of abundance Resources
http://archaeology.about.com/od/caterms/a/Centeotl.htm www.godchecker.com › World Mythology › Mexico › Gods
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