CoyalchalquiRegular price $400.00
Coyolxauhqui is the daughter of the Earth Goddesss, Coatlicue. She is depicted in this painting cut into pieces by her half brother, Huitzilopochtli (The Hummingbird God). This is the story of how the moon got thrown into the sky.
It all started when Huitzilopochtli (her half brother) supposedly learns of Coyolxauhqui’s vicious plot to murder him while he’s still in the womb of his mother, Coatlicue the Earth Goddess. Coyolxauhqui, the eldest daughter, planned to lead a plot to kill the unborn baby alongside her 400 brothers all motivated by the the shame at the mysterious circumstances of her monther’s pregnancy onset. The claim is that this wss some form of immaculate conception catalyzed by a ball of fallen hummingbird feathers stashed in her skirt. Upon hearing this plot, Huitzilopochtli emerged fully grown and out armed in battle regalia. He defended his mother and himself against his sister and her army of 400 brothers. The battle ended with him cutting her into many pieces. He threw them into the sky so that their mother could still see her every night.