Xochipilli is the Aztec god of flowery dreams and according to Wikipedia; a statue with entheogenic mushrooms and flowers were found on it. The unidentified flower on the Xochipilli statue interests me for fictional purpose—I can say the flower comes from Florida. If the flower came from outside the Aztec territory; the flower would be harder to identify. The genetic memory drug in my novel needs a recipe and the flower makes an interesting ingredient.
I suspect that Xochipilli has a higher status than my original research indicated and he is the God of Seeds that Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz refers to in the Loa of the Divine Narcissist and he is probably related to Kokopelli. His status comes from his links to other gods; thru his twin sister, Xochiquetzal, who married to highest god in the Aztec pantheon, Tlaloc (god of rain). Then Xōchiquetzal was kidnapped and forced to marry Tezcatlipoca .She also married Centeotl, the maize god, and Xiuhtecuhtli, a fire and volcano god. Xōchiquetzal os also the mother of Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl. So you can see Xochipelli’s twin sister is a big-time goddess; which, gives Xochopelli power by association. The Aztec pantheon appears circular, so there isn’t a pyramidal shape to power.
Quote about the Xochipilli statue, from Wikipedia:
In the mid-19th century, a 16th-century Aztec statue of Xochipilli was unearthed on the side of the volcano Popocatépetl near Tlalmanalco. The statue is of a single figure seated upon a temple-like base. **Both the statue and the base upon which it sits are covered in carvings of sacred and psychoactive organisms including mushrooms (Psilocybe aztecorum), tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum), Ololiúqui (Turbina corymbosa), sinicuichi (Heimia salicifolia), possibly cacahuaxochitl (Quararibea funebris),** **and one unidentified flower.**
Description: Xochipilli (From the National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City)Codex Vindobonensis
Date: 17 November 2007, 22:00:
Author: By gripso_banana_prune Antony Stanley + Unknown