Coyolxauhqui's Last Stand Picture

This is the colored version of this drawing from my sketchbook, and is both an illustration loosely inspired by a major event from the Mexica Cosmology and a crucial part of the CUETZPALIN Mythos.

This is another view on the well known tale in which Coyolxauhqui, a moon-related deity and leader of the Centzonhuitznahua - "Four Hundred Southerners", has tried to kill her mother, the Earth Goddess Coatlicue, on Coatepec. What happens is that Coatlicue, who was expecting a miraculous son, gives birth to Huitzilopochtli, a warrior-born god of war armed with the Xiuhcoatl, that immediately kills her would-be matricidal murderers, including her daughter, who is left dismembered.

In the CUETZPALIN Mythos, this event has been the apex of a series of rebellions which Coyolxauhqui begun throughout Aztlán against Huitzopoca (yes, that character who has the role of Huitzilopochtli on this tale, in the CUETZPALIN Mythos, is also the Elemental God of Wind and has the pormanteau of Huitzilopochtli and Tezcatlipoca as his name) during the Topakhon Wars, and happened about 4300 years ago. Huitzopoca has the ability to use many bodies as avatars, and that one who has just been born came to kill his 'sister', who would murder their mother. Coyolxauhqui has been the second fellow founder of Aztlán who Huitzopoca eliminated, and just about a hundred years later he would eliminate the last, to ensure his secrets and hegemony as the only actual ruler of Aztlán were safe.

About the painting - I've had just two days to finish this one, in order to keep up with other stuff . Who knows if I get to work more on this one on later occasions, for I felt the background ended up too gloomy (despite that does some contrast, at least stylistically, in relation to the figures, especially Coyolxauhqui, who's the main actor of this painting)
. Anyway, let me know what you think! I'm just beginning to work with digital painting lately, so I'm still searching for a style to follow! Constructive feedback is always welcome!
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