Metztli Moon Goddess Print

£30.00 - £50.00
  • Metztli Moon Goddess Print
  • Metztli Moon Goddess Print
  • Metztli Moon Goddess Print

Metztli (Meztli), representing the moon goddess in Aztec mythology, is an intriguing mythological character. She is also referred to as the goddess of the one who could not sacrifice herself to become the sun and became the moon instead, and her face was blackened by a rabbit. Also, Metztli was afraid of the sun and its fire. That's why she chose to be the moon.

The story is that the moon and sun were once equally bright. Since it was not appropriate for the gods to be equal, one of them threw a rabbit in the face of the other, one of them darkened and the present 'Moon' was formed. The Aztecs said that the figure of a rabbit could be seen on the surface of the moon. Especially if you look at the sky during the full moon, the "Rabbit in the Moon" can be easily seen.

The old word for Mexico was “Metztlixcictlico” broken down as
Metztli = moon
Xictlii = umbilical or centre
Co = place

Art by Lunita Loca

• Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m² (5.57 oz/y²)
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Giclée printing quality
• 21 × 30 cm posters are size A4