Villahermosa – Museo Regional de Antropología

Statue of Cociyo

This statue is of a character called Cociyo, a God of lightning and rain. He wears a headdress with plumage sprouting from the top, a jaguar-like nose and serpentine teeth. From the priests mouth protrudes a large serpent tongue and he has the “night-goggles” that symbolise the ability to see in the dark. From Central Veracruz, Classic Era, between 200BC and 900AD.

© Robin Heyworth, 30th December 2001

A Statue of Cociyo, Central Veracruz