The image above reproduces "The Coyolxauhqui Stone," a giant monolith found at
the Great Temple of Tenochtitlan.
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Image courtesy of the Museo del Templo Mayor, Mexico.
Coyolxauhqui was the Moon goddess according the Aztec mythology. Her name means "Golden Bells." She was the daughter of the Earth goddess, Coatlicue
and the sister of the Sun god, Huitzilopochtli
Coatlicue gave birth to Huitzilopochtli after a ball of feathers fell into the temple where she was sweeping and touched her. Coyolxauhqui and her brothers and sisters got mad and tried to kill their mother. Huitzilopochtli saved her mother just in time.
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