Mother Goddess of the Earth
Intermediate Power of a parallel Prime Material Plane
Symbol: An ear of corn or an ocelot totem or a red serpent’s head
Home Plane: a parallel Prime Material Plane
Portfolio: Earth Mother, Agriculture, Nature
Core Worshipers: Olman
Domains: Animal, Community* (CD), Earth, Plant, Water.
Favored Weapon: (+1 defending sickle)
Tlazoteotl is the mother goddess of the earth in the Olman pantheon. Her symbol is an ear of corn.
When the goddess is under stress, rushed, or under attack, she manifests as a monster with a humanoid body, fiendish face, fangs, blazing eyes, talons on her feet and hands, and black, warty skin, slick with grease. This is an illusion, however, and when she is relaxed or at ease she appears as a beautiful woman, inspiring jealousy and lust in equal measure, but fifteen feet tall. She is scantily clad, revealing as much of her charms as possible.
She is described as an eater of filth and a sinister temptress who seeks to ruin lawful good beings. She does not fight except with spells, and will teleport away rather than resort to physical combat. No evil being may even think of harming her, even if magically compelled to do so.
Relationships: Tlazoteotl is the sister of Tezcatlipoca. She helped trick Quetzalcoatl into getting drunk and debasing himself, an act that led to his exile.
Realm: In Tales of the Outer Planes, 1988, Tlazolteotl is shown dwelling with the god Xochipilli in a “pleasure palace” known as Zannibar on an unnamed jungle world. Zannibar appeals to every sense, likely even senses not possessed by humans, filled with music, perfumes, musks, statues, tapestries, waterfalls, decorative plants, and delicious foods. The temperature is constantly 78 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is always evening. The complex is guarded by warriors with the heads of ocelots or monkeys.
Clergy: Priestesses of Tlazolteotl are tasked with exposing those of a base and immoral character by tempting them into indecent acts. Every three months (at the least) they must tempt a man into a guilty love. They subsist on garbage, filth, and offal. Their favored weapon is the sickle, and they may also wield poisoned daggers.
As with most Olman priests, priestesses of Tlazoteotl must choose a direction to pray to at the beginning of their careers. Clerics of the east wear red, clerics of the south wear yellow, clerics of the west wear black, and clerics of the north wear white.
Temples: Olman temples are usually step pyramids with entrances at the bottom corresponding to the four points of a compass.
Rituals and holy days: Rituals to the Olman deities are typically performed every 20 days, corresponding to the various “signs” of the divinatory calendar. Each sign is ruled by a different deity. Sacrifices may take many forms, depending on the god. The public is required to attend every ritual, held at the temple of the appropriate god.