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Weather: Offering gifts to Tlaloc, God of Rain made presence felt in April

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The Aztecs worshiped Tlaloc, the God of Rain. He was feared for his ability to bring not only rain but lightning, thunder and hail. Pilgrims would climb to the top of Mt. Tlaloc, a 13,000-foot mountain in Central Mexico, to leave gifts for the god. You may find it comforting to know that Tlaloc was married to Xochiquetzai, the Goddess of Flowers. Then again, maybe not. She was kidnapped, and Tlaloc then married the goddess Chalchiuhtlicue - "She of The Jade Skirt."

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