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Xochiquetzal

In Aztec mythology, Xochiquetzal ("flower feather") was a goddess of flowers, fertility, games, dancing and agriculture, as well as craftsmen, prostitutes and pregnant women. She was originally a moon goddess as well.

She was followed by a retinue consisting of birds and butterflies. Worshippers wore animal and flower masks at a festival, held in her honor every eight years.

Her twin was Xochipilli and her husband was Tlaloc until Tezcatlipoca kidnapped her. At one point, she was also married to Centeotl. By Mixcoatl, she was the mother of Quetzalcoatl.



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