Cihuateteo Picture

Originally when I started to draw this, it was the product of musings on the idea of a character named Xibalba (the underworld in Mayan belief).

But then after I started, I learned about the Cihuateteo from Aztec mythology. They are a class of female vampire-ghouls who seduce men and spread disease. Sometimes they are described as warriors. They are said to be women who died in childbirth. After reading about that, I thought that's probably what this character is.
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