Sunday, August 12, 2012

Gods And Goddesses: Chantico

Chantico is the goddess of hearth fires and volcanoes whose name means “She who dwells in the house”. She is known of her protectiveness over her belongings and guards men who go to battle and pray to her. Xiuhecuhtli is the male counterpart of Chantico.

Chantico once ate paprika with roasted fish, breaking a fast. This caused Tonacatecuhtli to punish Chantico by turning her into a dog.

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