Forty-two is said to be a critical age for a man. Now many harvest festivals are held in October. So the month was called "God presence month" in Izumo area, and "God absence month" in other areas. Shinto priests belonging to the shrine receive the deities at Inasanohama Beach on the 10th day of the 10th month in the lunar calendar corresponding to November 12 last year.
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Share1 Shares 3K While the standards of beauty may have changed throughout the centuries, all humans share an inescapable biological urge to procreate. Feelings of love and lust are therefore extremely important and have influenced even our deities—who, after all, are usually reflections of our own characteristics. Various other aspects of Aztec life, such as flowers, pregnancy, and prostitutes, also fell under her domain, making her one of the more popular deities of the time—a feast in which her devotees dressed up in animal masks was held every eight years. Because of her affinity for marriage, she was often believed to be the wife of the rain god Tlaloc. Unlike most Aztec fertility goddesses, Xochiquetzal was usually depicted as a beautiful young woman , which caused her problems with some of the more misogynistic gods of their pantheon. While still married to Tlaloc, she was kidnapped by Tezcatlipoca, the god of the night, and forced to marry him, after which she was enthroned as the goddess of love. By another of her husbands she was also the mother of Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god of Aztec mythology.