Chicomecōātl

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In Aztec mythology, Chicomecōātl [t͡ʃikomeˈkoːaːt͡ɬ] "Seven Serpent", was the Aztec goddess of agriculture during the Middle Culture period.[1] She is sometimes called "goddess of nourishment", a goddess of plenty and the female aspect of maize.[2]

Chicomecōātl, as depicted in the Codex Borgia

More generally, Chicomecōātl can be described as a deity of food, drink, and human livelihood.[3]

She is regarded as the female counterpart of the maize god Centeōtl, their symbol being an ear of corn. She is occasionally called Xilonen,[4] (meaning doll made of corn), who was married also to Tezcatlipoca.[5]