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 being
s 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.