Symbol of fertility, creation, duality, fire

The world was created by this twin god and goddess. Omecihuatl and Ometecuhtli were both gods and goddesses. Male and female, good and evil, love and hate, chaos and order were all symbolized by him/her in the natural world and in life. He/she birthed four children after creating herself out of the nothingness. The directions North, South, East, and West were produced by their progeny, who then went on to construct the world. He/she is generally depicted with corn ears on his/her head to symbolize the Earth’s fertility. In Aztec culture, corn was one of the most important crops.

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