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« on: April 16, 2013, 03:31:18 pm »

If, like me, you'd never gotten around to asking the googles what the heck Ometochtli was, the awesome Ursula Vernon is here to help:

There is an Aztec goddess called Mayahuel who is the goddess of agave. (The usual mythological thing where somebody dies and is buried and comes up as a plant. You get that a lot. It’s one of the acceptable ways to die if you’re a god.)

Mayahuel has four hundred breasts, lactates pulque (the fermented drink made from agave nectar) and has four hundred drunken rabbit children, the Centzon Totochin, each of whom is responsible for a different kind of drunkenness. (Ometochtli–”Two-Rabbit”–is the chief of the Centzon Totochin.)

So, queen of the drunken bunnies. That's our wabbit.
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 01:19:09 pm »

Greenbush brewing (in Sawyer, Michigan -- they bottle now and distribute those in Michigan and distribute draft beer in MI, IN and IL, including the Chicago area) has an agave nectar wheat ale that is called 400 Divine Rabbits. It's very nice.

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 02:40:03 pm »


(I am pretty sure Wabbit knows about the Centzon Totochin because BPAL has a scent named after them.)

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