Gender Masculine & Feminine
Pronounced Pron. ZEN'TLEE [key]
Other Forms FormsCintéotl or Centeotltecuhtli (meaning “god”), Chicomecóatl y Centeotlcíhuatl (meaning “woman”)
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Meaning & History
In the Aztec culture, Centeotl (also known as Centeocihuatl or Cinteotl) is the maize deity. Therefore, comes some derivatives of the name like: Cintli or Centli which means "dried maize still on the cob" or simply "corn"; and Teōtl means "deity". He is the god of the maize and the patron of drunkenness and the drink in the rituals, is thought in occasions as a dual god, with masculine and feminine identity. According to the Florentine Codex, Centeotl is the son of the earth goddess, Tlazolteotl and solar deity Piltzintecuhtli, the planet Mercury. Born on the day-sign 1 Xochitl.