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Coatlicue ("Serpent Skirt") was a vampiric goddess worshiped by the ancient Aztec people of Mexico. As her name implies, she wore a skirt made of live snakes as well as a necklace of human hearts offset by an actual human skull pendant. Her hands and feet were clawed and her breasts were described as being long and flaccid from excessive nursing.
The goddess Coatlicue was an expert gravedigger and preferred the blood of infants over all. She was one of the four princesses who accompanied the goddess Tlalteuctli, the others being CIHUACOATL, CIHUATETEO, and Itzpapalotl.
Source: Aguilar-Moreno, Handbook to Life, 142, 162, 1 91, 257; Davis, Don't Know Much about Mythology, 470 ­71, 474; Leeming, Goddess, 41­43; Salas, Soldaderas, 4 ­6

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