Symbol of sustenance, good fortune.

Centeotl was the maize god. He has corn ears and a dark line running from his brows to his jawline. His mother was the goddess of fertility and childbirth, and his wife was the first woman to bear children. Centeotl, according to Aztec legend, traveled to the underworld and returned with sweet potatoes and cotton for the Aztecs. Women wore corn ears and seeds were set on an altar in everyone’s home during a celebration honoring the maize god. During this time, blood sacrifices were done to Centeotl.

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