Centeoti in Mexican mythology, was the goddess of the fruit-bearing earth, and of agriculture, with the surname Tonakaiohua "the preserver." She had five temples at Mexico, and was worshipped there with the most brutal human sacrifices. Less frightful, however, was her worship among the Totonakas, who loved her because they believed she was the only goddess that was satisfied with the sacrifice of small animals, without asking human beings. It is believed that she is identical with the goddess Tonantin, who had a farfamed temple on a high mountain north of the city of Mexico.

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