Mexico / Central America| Chalchiuhtlicue & Chaac

Chalchiuhtlicue is the Aztec goddess of water and fertility. Her name means "woman of the jade skirt." She is the protector of children and newborns. In myths, she creates a great flood to purify the earth, and then turns people into fish to prevent them from drowning.

Chaac is the Mayan god of rain, lightning, and storms. He throws jade axes and serpents at the sky to make it rain. Chaac's rains help grow maize and food for the people.

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