Mayahuel, the Tequila Goddes
Legend has it that Mayahuel, a beautiful and young Aztec goddess, ran away from home to marry Quetzalcóatl, god of redemption, and both became two branches of a fully-leafed tree so that her terrible grandmother Tzintzimitl couldn’t find them. Tzintzimitl had them killed when she ran into them. Quetzalcóatl survived, but Mayahuel was devoured by the stars. The first agave plant was born in the spot her body was buried, but it was burnt by a ferocious storm’s lightning sent by the gods, as that were angry for what Mayahuel had done. Once the storm and the fire went away, the maguey stalk was discarded, leaving only the plant’s heart oozing Mayahuel’s blood, a honey-flavored, seductive sweet nectar. From then on, this nectar is considered a ritual beverage and a ceremonial offering to gods.
With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management specializing in marketing and sales, Mary Carmen has developed her career working at various hotels in Mexico and abroad, focusing in recent years on the boutique hotel industry. Passionate about tourism in Mexico, in every trip she seeks to find the cultural, culinary and historic highlights of each destination.