Coatlicue is multifaceted. As Coatlicue she is the Aztec earth goddess, creator and destroyer of earth, mother of gods and mortals, the one who gave birth to the moon and stars. But she is also called Teteoinnan, the "mother of the gods," Toci, "our grandmother," Cihuacoatl, the fearsome goddess of childbirth and patron of those women who die in birth, Tonanantzin, "our mother," Tlazolteotl, the goddess of sexual impurity and wrongful behavior and simply, "Snake Woman." Additionally she is also known as the goddess of fire and fertility, of life, death and rebirth, and mother of the southern stars. Fitting for a goddess of such vast meanings and responsibilities, her appearance is... complex. As snakes symbolize fertility, her face is said to have been of two fanged serpents, her skirt of interwoven snakes. Her breasts are depicted as flabby, for she nourished many. And, as the earth consumes all who die, her necklace is made of human hearts, hands and a skull. Yeah, not exactly the portrait of a loving mother.