Cihuacoatl, the Aztec goddess whose roar signalled war, was also an earth and mother-goddess, patroness of birth and of women who died in childbirth. She is the mother of Mixcoatl. She assisted Quetzalcoatl in creating the first human beings of this time by using the ground up bones of the peoples of a previous era mixed with the blood of the old gods who committed suicide so that this new time period could begin.

Cihuacoatl, which means snake woman, and is usually portrayed holding a child in her arms.

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