The Primordial Earth Deity, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca joined forces to tear him asunder and shape the world that would be the first Sun. Now, at the Dawn of Nemontemi, Tlaltecuhtli would love nothing more than to return the favor.


Tlaltecuhtli is the Primordial Earth deity.

After Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca had created large cosmic trees to seperate the skies from the waters, they needed to create a solid place to for creatures to dwell on. Within the primordial waters swam a huge Toad-like monster named Tlaltecuhtli.

The two gods decided to destroy here for the sake of the re-creation of the world. Tezcatlipoca used his foot as bait to catch it. Tlaltecuhtli came up to bite it off. In the fight that followed, Tezcatlipoca lost his foot, but Tlaltecuhtli lost its lower jaw. Without it, it could no longer sink below the surface of the waters. Now the gods created the Earth upon her back. Of her hair they made trees, flowers and grasses, of its eyes wells, fountains and little caverns, of its nose valleys, and of its shoulders mountains.

Sometimes at night, the deity can still be heard crying for the pains it is suffering. Only the sacrifice of blood gives it some consolation.


Nemontemi Raymer