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(Aztec Deity)TEMAZCALTECI

An aspect of the earth mother Goddess - Temazcalteci is sweat house Toci.

Temazcalli is the Aztec word for sweat house, and sweat houses were thought of as some kind of artificial womb where sick people would crawl in and be 'reborn' on the way out fit and healthy.

Iillness was thought of as some dastardly demons work and though husbands and wives would fan each other to waft away the badness you really need a Goddess present to smack the demons up - and that was Temazcalteci's job.

The Spanish thought the whole idea of sweat houses was disgusting, being mixed sex with everyones dangly bits on plain view and couldn't wait to shut them down to build storerooms for stolen Aztec booty. Cortez could do with a little dip in a steambath himself to clean his conscience - if he had one in the first place - but i doubt even Temazcalteci and a turbine driven steam cleaner could wash the blood from his hands.
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'TEMAZCALTECI' - Aztec entry : 21st December 2007
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