goddess Mictecacihuatl (Lady of the Dead) is Queen of Mictlan (the Underorld) and Goddess of the Underworld, ruling over the afterlife with Mictlantecuhtli, her husband. Her role is to keep watch over the bones of the dead. She presided over the ancient festivals of the dead
Mictecacihuatl, consort of Mictlantecuhtli and Lady of the Dead.Her role is to keep watch over the bones of the dead. She presided over the ancient festivals of the dead, which evolved from Aztec traditions into the modern Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) after synthesis with Spanish cultural traditions.It is believed that she was born, then sacrificed as an infant. Mictecacihuatl was represented with a defleshed body and with jaw agape to swallow the stars during the day.
Mictecacihuatl Known as the Mistress of Bones and the Lady of the Dead, she is the Queen of Mictlan, the Aztec Underworld, who still presides over today’s Day of the Dead rituals. Sometimes known now as La Huesuda, she brings peace and joy to the spirits of the deceased, and blesses the living who do honor to those who have passed before them. - All things Mexico.