In Aztec mythology
("skirt of serpents') was the goddess of fire and fertility, mother of the southern stars
. She was impregnated by a ball of feathers. Her children (including Coyolxauhqui
) killed her but Huitzilopochtli
jumped out of her stomach. Huitzilopochtli killed his brothers and sisters, including Coyolxauhqui. As a virgin, she gave birth to Quetzalcoatl
. Alternatively, Mixcoatl
was the father of Huitzilopochtli.