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Perna Studios is very excited to announce our tenth trading card set entitled Classic Mythology III: Goddesses (release date Summer of 2018). This set will focus on Goddesses from timeless Classic Mythologies that we have all come to love and enjoy during our lifetime. The mythologies spotlighted in this set are Greek, Norse, Egyptian, Celtic, Native American, Japanese and African.


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This awesome sketch art card of Chalchiuhtlicue from Aztec mythology is drawn by the very talented artist Norvien Basio for our Classic Mythology III trading card set.




Chalchiuhtlicue (also Chalciuhtlicue, or Chalcihuitlicue) was an Aztec goddess of water, rivers, seas, streams, storms, and baptism.


Chalchiuitlicue's name means literally means "Jade her skirt", but is usually translated as "she of the jade skirt". She was also known as Matlalcueye "Owner of the green skirt". Like other water deities, she was often associated with serpents. She was the mother of Tecciztecatl, an Aztec moon god. Most legends of Chalchiuhtlicue say that she was married to the god of rain, Tlaloc. In some myths she was his sister. Chalchiuhtlicue helped Tlaloc rule the kingdom of Tlalocan. It is believed that Tlaloc was one of the first 'abuser' gods and because of this Chalchiuhtlicue retaliated by releasing 52 years of rain, causing a giant flood which caused the fourth world to be destroyed. She built a bridge linking heaven and earth and those who were in Chalchiuhtlicue's good graces were allowed to traverse it. The other residents of the earth were turned into fish so they wouldn't drown. Chalchiuhtlicue used the flood as an act of purification of human kind. Because of this flood we are believed to live in the Fifth World. In some myths, Chalchiuhtlicue was wife of Xiuhtecuhtli, senior deity of the Aztec pantheon. According to Aztec legend, Chalchiuhtlicue at one point devoured the sun and moon.




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