TONANTZIN II
AZTEC MOTHER GODDESS
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IN THE NAHUATL LANGUAGE
TONANTZIN DERIVED FROM:
TO (OUR) + NAN (MOTHER)
+ TZIN (TITLE OF HONOR) >
TONANTZIN - ‘OUR MOTHER’
(MODERN)
‘OUR PRECIOUS MOTHER’
EPITHETS
‘OUR SACRED MOTHER’
‘GODDESS OF EARTH’
‘GODDESS OF SUSTENANCE’
‘HONORED GRANDMOTHER’
‘SNAKE’
‘BRINGER OF MAIZ’
‘MOTHER OF CORN’
TONANTZIN WAS ALSO KNOWN AS COATLICUE,
 MOTHER OF THE GODS, 
MOTHER OF THE SUN,
MOTHER OF THE MOON AND MOTHER OF THE STARS.
COATLICUE
INTERESTINGLY, THE TITLE TONAN, ‘OUR MOTHER’, WITHOUT THE -TZIN SUFFIX OF RESPECT, HAS STRONG EGYPTIAN LINKS.