Huey Tecuilhuitl, the Great Festival of Lords, occurs on the 8th month of the 260-day Mexica sacred calendar of Tonalpualli. This festival honors Chicomecoatl, also known as Xilonen, the Goddess of Nourishment and Plenty, Seven Snakes. She represents the female aspect of corn, and she is the counterpart of Centeotl, — the female sheath to his phallic cob.
The celebration of the Feast assured the return of the rains and a good corn harvest.
Cacao mixed with ground maize, agave wine, and octli, mixed with herbs and spices native to central Mexico.