Cihuateteo

   In Aztec myth these goddesses were the spirits of women who had died in childbirth and who lurked at cross-roads inflicting evil on passers by. Originally they would appear to have been priestesses of one or other of the fertility cults whose transformation into forces of evil may have taken place at the time of some religious change.

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