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Marion Wadowski
by Chloe Bonnet
published on 07 November 2019
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Coatlicue (pron. Co-at-li-cu-e) or 'Serpent Skirt' was a major deity in the Aztec pantheon and regarded as the earth-mother goddess. Represented as an old woman, she symbolised the antiquity of earth worship and she presents one of the most fearsome figures in Aztec art.

This is an artist's impression drawn by Chloe Bonnet.

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Bonnet, C. (2019, November 07). Coatlicue. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Bonnet, Chloe. "Coatlicue." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 07, 2019.

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Bonnet, Chloe. "Coatlicue." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Nov 2019. Web. 10 Apr 2021.

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