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Tlazolteotli by Vesea Tlazolteotli by Vesea
“She gives and she takes” - these words truly refer to her, the Aztec mother-goddess, the goddess of Night, of Earth and Birth, of Sin and Repentance, the Dirt-Devourer - Tlazolteotli.
She can be easily recognized by a bloody cord or a coral snake around her neck, by a half-moon nose-ring, quail feathers and two spindles in her hair, by her yellow face and naked body. These are the symbols of lust, illicit passions and illnesses which are sent by her. Prostitutes were usually named “Tlazolteotli’s women”.
But when a man dies, Tlazolteotli comes to him and purfies his soul by eating all his sins, all the “dirt”. She has two sides, and that’s why the painting is bloody, but her face is absolutely calm.
Asking Tlazolteotli for help, the Aztecs striped the skin off a young girl, and than a priest put it on. And when there was no rain, and the fields were suffering from drought, they used to bind a man to a wooden post and throw darts at him. More splashes of blood – more fine drops of rain!

A week of work, PS CS2, mouse (hairrrr!.. one day I’ll die painting hair with a mouse!!!), no references.
The painting was mu-u-uch larger, it’s only 1/3 of it, but I was finishing it in a hurry, so… I don’t know if I’ll finish the whole one.
For Dianae’s contest “Gods, Goddesses and Mythology”: [link]
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MPalacios Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
bellisima y mística

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Sarkananight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gasp!!! beautiful and emotional! its like her eyes wanna tell something.... something important!! arg, don't mind just my fantasy :)
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sevenquest Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That snake is Great, congratulations, this image can't be better than this.
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ZeldaLagoon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Gorgeous!! :)
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Vesea Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Thanks)
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shymoneshaldi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
:wow: :clap: aMaZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Vesea Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Thanks ;)
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BlackSilkPolina Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Это просто нечто!!!
Ведь в ее глазах божественность, вся мудрость...
Спасибо большое!
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Vesea Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Ну скажете тоже вся;) Спасибо большое :)
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Drakenborg Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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