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The Coatlicue myth of Meso-America is currently represented by the huge basalt statue of the Earth goddess on display at the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. The Spanish invaders who unearthed the statue promptly reburied the goddess, who did not again see the light of day until 1803. Today she commands attention both as a singular work of art and as a reminder that Earth is, at the same time, a loving mother and an insatiable monster, one who ultimately devours those to whom she has given birth. From a postmodern stance, myths are
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Krippner, S. (2019). The Meso-American goddess Coatlicue: Too terrifying for the Spaniards. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 38 (2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2019.38.2.234
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