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ATLAUA

[AT-LA-JOE-WAH]

Atlaua was a water god, fishermen and archer

The Aztecs prayed to him when there were deaths in water and the lake was said to be 'floating with heads and corpses'

OXOMOCO

[OK-SO-MO-KOO]

Oxomoco is an Aztec deity, goddess of the night, the astrology and the calendar

Oxomoco and Cipactonal were said to be the first human couple, and the Aztec comparison to Adam and Eve in regard to human creation and evolution

CHANTICO

[CHAN-TEE-CO]

Chantico was the goddess of fires in the family hearth and volcanoes

She also wears a crown of poisonous cactus spikes, and takes the form of a red serpent

TOCI

[TO-SHI]

Also known as mother of the Gods, Toci is the ancient prune faced patron of midwives and healers

But she is also associated with war, which seems like a bit of a double edged sword

PACHA CAMAC

[PA-CHA-KA-MAK]

Pacha Kamaq ('Earth Maker') was considered the creator god by the people who lived in Peru before the Inca conquest

He was believed to have created the first man and woman, but forgot to give them food and the man died

EKKEKO

[EY-KAY-KOH]

Ekkeko was a god of the hearth and wealth

The ancients made dolls that represented him and placed a miniature version of their desires onto the doll; this was believed to have caused the user to receive what he desired

HURACAN

[HU-RAA-KAN]

Huracan is a K'iche' Maya god of wind, storm, fire and one of the creator deities who participated in all three attempts at creating humanity

He also caused the Great Flood after the second generation of humans angered the gods

MAMA COCHA

[MA-MA-KO-CHA]

Mama Cocha ('Mother Ocean') was a sea and fish goddess, protectress of sailors and fishermen

She ensures that there are plenty of fish in the sea, averting storms and calming the seas

ATLACOYA

[AT-LA-KOH-JA]

Atlacoya ('Sad Waters') was the Aztec goddess of drought and barren land

Associated with the worship of pulque, a traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage

COCOMAMA

[KO-KO-MA-MA]

Cocomama is a goddess of health and happiness

The tale goes that she was accused of being promiscuous by a jealous lover

Other sources describe her as benevolent and beneficial Nature divinity