Temazcalteci

November 5th, 2008 by sabrina

Temazcalteci is the Aztec Goddess of bathing and medicine. The bathhouse, known in Nahuatl as a temezcal, was a symbol of the womb of the Goddess, and Temazcalteci was also associated with midwives and the herbs used to control women’s reproductive cycles. In one of the Aztec codices, she is depicted as a bathhouse personified. Her name means “grandmother of the steam bath.”

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