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In Aztec mythology, Huixtocihuatl[pronunciation?] (or Uixtochihuatl, Uixtociuatl) was a fertility goddess who presided over salt and salt water. The daughter of Tlaloc. One interpretation of the myths surrounding Huixtochiuatl says she gained control over sea water when she was having a fight with the Tlaloque and they threw all their salt water at her and Chalchiuhtlicue, sister of the Tlaloques were her sisters, or, in some sources, the younger sister of Tlaloc in an attempt to drown her.
Some sources place her as a wife of Tezcatlipoca.
In June, there was a ten-day festival in her honor. During the festival, one woman was considered to be the embodiment of Huixtochiuatl. That woman would be sacrificed by the end of the festival. Salt makers would honor her with dances.
- Turner, Coulter, Patricia, Charles Russell (2001). Dictionary of Ancient Deities. Oxford University Press US.
- "Goddess A Day: Huixtocihuatl". Goddess A Day. Archived from the original on 2011-07-11.
- Monaghan, Patricia (2009). Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines. ABC-CLIO.
- "The Aztec Festivals". Amoxtli.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21.
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