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Xochiquetzal by Cangrejo-Volador Xochiquetzal by Cangrejo-Volador
Aztec Godess of love, beauty and flowers.

Xochiquetzal was a very important Godess in ancient mexico, every married couple should have a Xochiquetzal statue in their house, so they could be blessed, also, she played a very important role in poetry and dance, plus, was a very important deity to warriors because despite what most people could believe, the Aztecs were absolute fans of flowers, butterflies and poetry, as a matter of fact, to be a true warrior required a deep understanding of poetry. Also, death warriors returned to earth as humming birds, even after death flowers were important for the Aztecs.


Diosa Azteca del amor, la belleza y las flores

Xochiquetzal era una diosa muy importante en Mexico antiguo, cada pareja casada debía tener una estatua de Xochiquetzal en su casa, para tener su bendición, tambien sugaba un rol muy importante en la poesia y la danza, y era una deidad muy importante para los guerreros, ya que a pesar de lo que la gente pudiera pensar, los Aztecas eran fanaticos de las flores, las mariposas y la poesia, de hecho, para ser un verdadero guerrero había que tener un conocimiento profundo de la poesia. Además los guerreros caidos regresaban a la tierra como Colibries, aun despues de la muerte las flores eran importantes para los Aztecas.
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GiovanniContreras Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
LinkxNabooru4ever Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Best. Xochiquetzal. Ever. You should do on of her being carried off by Tezcatlipoca.
CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
SaraElizabet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Me encantó!! es exactamente como la imaginé... de verdad!
Estoy haciendo un cuento desde hace tiempo basado en las creencias aztecas y tomé a esta Diosa como inspiración para mi protagonista. Ahora me encuentro con este dibujo y es simplemente perfecto, hermoso! =)
Me das tu permiso para utilizarlo como ilustración??

Itzel-Shinigami Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Looks so pretty ¡¡¡¡ AWESOME JOB n.n
MidnaTwili Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Que hermoso trabajo!
tlacuilopilo Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Xochiquetzalli is one of my top faves! Actually, my daughter is named Quetzalli to mimic her name.

Xochiquetzalli es una de mis favoritas!
the-lost-ruins Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
going to post on my blog (
if you're not cool with that for whatever reason please, just message me and I'll take it down :)
Cangrejo-Volador Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
As long as you give me credit I dont mind at all :)
the-lost-ruins Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
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