Koyolxauki (Señora de los cascabeles adornados), Diosa de la Luna (Goddess of the Moon), Carlos Colin, Ink on paper, 11" x 14", SOLD

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Koyolxauki tried to kill her mother Coatlicue (“Our Mother” in Nahuatl) because she was pregnant with Huitzilopochtli (“Lefty Hummingbird”). But Huitzilopochtli was born dressed as a warrior and dismembered Koyolxauki and threw her head to the sky. That is how Koyolxauki became the moon. Female deities are important in the Mexica culture and they have their place in the house of masks.