Toci (Tozi, Temazcalteci) (our grandmother) In Aztec mythology, goddess and one aspect of Tlalzolteotl. Fray Diego Durán, in his Book of the Gods and Rites (c. 1576), calls Toci the “Mother of the Gods and Heart of the Earth.” According to C. A. Burland, in The Gods of Mexico (1967), Toci was a “life-giving spirit” who “cleansed sins and cared for her little grandchildren.” She presided over the sweat bath. Her image was placed above the doorway.



Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Third Edition – Written by Anthony S. Mercatante & James R. Dow-Copyright © 2009 by Anthony S. Mercatante

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