Coatlicue is represented as a woman wearing a skirt of writhing snakes and a necklace made of human hearts, hands, and skulls. Her feet and hands are. The Coatlicue statue is one of the most famous surviving Aztec sculptures. It is a metre ( ft) tall andesite statue by an unidentified Mexica artist. Coatlicue, (Nahuatl: “Serpent Skirt”) Aztec earth goddess, symbol of the earth as both creator and destroyer, mother of the gods and mortals. The Coatlicue sculpture in Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology is one of the most famous Mexica (Aztec) sculptures in existence (her name is. ery of Mexican pre- and post-Conquest Codices (such as the Florentine. Codex), material objects (such as the massive Aztec stone sculpture of Coatlicue) and. Coatlicue was the earth serpent goddess. She was of especially horrible aspect: her skirt was of writhing snakes, her necklace of human hearts and hands. He wears a necklace strung with human hearts and hands and an ornament at the back with a skull, a necklace similar to that of Coatlicue. By invoking Coatlicue, Anzaldúa challenges Chicano nationalist writings and their masculinist appropriations of the Azteca male guerrero (warrior) fig. Aztec goddess who gave birth to the sun, stars and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. Represented as a woman with flaccid breasts wearing a skirt of. Coatlicue's name translates to “Snakes-Her-Skirt,” from the Nahuatl “coatl” for “serpent” and “icue” for “her skirt.” For the Mexica, she is considered the.