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In Aztec mythology, Chalciuhtlicue ("jade skirt") was the goddess of lakes, streams and all water, as well as beauty. In art, she was depicted as a river with a prickly pear tree growing on one bank; the tree was laden with fruit. She caused the flood that destroyed the fourth world of Aztec belief.

Her husband was Tlaloc and with him, she was the mother of Tecciztecatl. In her aquatic aspect, she was known as Acuecucyoticihuati, goddess of oceans, rivers and any other running water, as well as the patron of women in labor. She was also said to be the wife of Xiuhtecuhtli.

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