Fertility Goddess

Photo: Aztec goddess figurine
The Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl was a complex deity, known in one aspect for luring people into bad behavior and in another for absolving them of their sins. This figurine at the Tate Gallery in London shows Tlazolteotl during childbirth in her mother goddess aspect.
Photograph by Douglas Miller/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

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