The Goddess of Excrement, Tlazolteotl (pronounced tla-sol-TAY-otl), is from Aztec mythology, and is the most revered and important of all goddesses. She has black around her mouth as she eats all pain, trauma, grief, anger, shame, and sins. She transforms these into fecundity for the field of life. She represents both death and birth, filth and purification, all at the same time. She is all-inclusive.
She is the regeneration of things untouchable and shameful into something fertile. She makes what is difficult into a life-giving force. She is bold. She is fearless. Next time you encounter something difficult in yourself or another, call upon the Goddess of Excrement to help you. Eat the pain and problems and transform them into a new birth.