Cintēteo

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In Aztec mythology, the Cintēteo (Nahuatl pronunciation: [sinteːˈteoʔ]) are the four gods of maize. They are sons of the goddess Centeōtl and the god Cinteōtl.

Their names are:[1]

  • Iztāc-Cinteōtl (meaning white corn)
  • Tlatlauhca-Cinteōtl (meaning red corn)
  • Cozauhca-Cinteōtl (meaning yellow corn)
  • Yayauhca-Cinteōtl (meaning black corn)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Cecilio Agustín Robelo (1905). Diccionario de Mitología Nahua [Dictionary of Nahua Mythology] (in Spanish). Mexico: Biblioteca Porrúa, an imprint of the Museo Nacional de Arqueología, Historia y Etnología. p. 87. ISBN 978-9684327955.