Gabriella Hewitt – Out of the Shadows Blog Tour
What scares you?
There are some pretty scary mythological creatures in the Aztec lore. In OUT OF THE SHADOWS, there are a few monsters bent on destroying humanity and the love of Carolina and Tomás.
One fearsome creature is the TZITZIMIME (don’t ask me how to pronounce it), an ancient celestial being sent down to earth to destroy humanity and cultivate the souls and bodies of people who have lived evil lives or disobeyed the gods.
The other creature is the ancient serpent god, XIUHCOATL: A deity known as the Fire Serpent and God of Drought. He threatens to extinguish the world with his mighty fire breath.
Both are frightening and have immense power. Now Aztec deities were neither completely bad nor completely good. They ostensibly offered their human servants protection and continued life in exchange for sacrifice and human blood to survive. Appeasing the gods dominated the day to day Aztec life.
As a child I used to read stories or listen to my parents tell me stories of creatures from their home countries. Freaked me out! I swear I used to look for monsters under my bed.
What mythological creatures scare you?
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Thanks so much for being here today Gabriella! It looks like a fabulous book, and since I love all your books I'll have to make sure I buy it really soon!