January 12th, 2008 by sabrina

Chantico (pronounced chan-TEE-ko) is the Aztec Goddess of hearth fires and precious things. Chantico is very protective of her possessions, and guards them well. She also guards hearth fires, and men going to battle would pray to her that they would return to find the fire still burning. Chantico once angered the food God Tonacatecuhtli by eating roasted fish with paprika on a fast day when paprika was banned. He turned her into a dog to show his displeasure. Chantico’s name means “she who dwells in the house.”

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