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Huixtocihuatl, Salt-Woman.
[to Whom the thirtieth day of March, day 089, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: North America: Aztec and perhaps pre-Aztec.

Linguistic Note: The Nahuatl word cihuatl, means 'woman'.

Description: Goddess of fertility, the sea and salt; Matron of salt-makers; Inspirer of the invention of extracting salt by exposing sea-water in pans.

To Whom Sacred: salt.

Festival:Sometime in June.

Male Associates: She is Sister of the rain-gods with whom She quarreled and went to live by Herself in the ocean.

Source: BGH144; BGRAC; PCMD/82.
worked on: August 6, 1991; May 1995.
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