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    Mayáhuel: Tequila Goddess

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    Mayáhuel: Tequila Goddess

    Legend has it that Mayáhuel, a beautiful, young Aztec goddess, ran away to marry Quetzalcóatl, god of redemption. Both turned into branches of a tree in order to hide from goddess’s terrible grandmother, Tzintzimitl. When the grandmother finally found them she ordered their execution. Quetzalcóatl survived, but Mayáhuel wasn’t so lucky. After her body was buried, it is said that the first agave plant grew. Unfortunately, it was burned by lightening from a raging storm sent by gods angered by her behavior.  The storm passed, the fired ceased and only the heart of the plant remained. From this, dripped a liquid with a sweet smell and a taste like honey. This represented Mayáhuel’s blood and from then on, nectar from the agave was considered a sacred beverage and a ceremonial offering for the gods.

    Mary Carmen López

    Más de 10 años de trayectoria en la idustria hotelera, Lic. en Administración Hotelera y Turística, con especializaciones en Mercadotecnia y Ventas. Se ha desarrollado profesionalmente en diversos hoteles en México y en el extranjero enfocándose en los últimos años en la hotelería boutique. Apasionada por el turismo en México busca en cada viaje conocer lo más destacado a nivel cultural, gastronómico e histórico de cada destino.

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