"She was an Archon scientist and a great beauty. But she experimented on herself and her experiments turned her hideous and insane. Now she's like a ravenous beast. Out of her own DNA she created the original blood drinkers who eventually became your race. Coatlicue was the first vampire."
Sophie Newman on Coatlicue in The Necromancer
220px-Monolito de Coatlicue
Basic Information
Name Coatlicue
Other Names Mother of the Gods
Title(s) Unknown
Race Archon
Gender Female
Age (Circ. 2012) Unknown; millions of years
Born Unknown
Created Unknown
Died Unknown
Historical Death Unknown
Died Unknown
Status (Circ. 2012) Unknown
Aura Color Unknown edit
Aura Scent Serpent
Relationships and Family
Master(s) Unknown
Servant(s) Unknown
Mentor Unknown
Allies/Associates John Dee (Unwittingly)
Enemies Unknown
Parents Unknown
Creator(s) Unknown
Sibling(s) Unknown
Partner(s) Unknown
Children Quetzalcoatl, Xolotl (Sons)
Other Relatives Cernunnos

Coatlicue is a powerful Archon called the Mother of the Gods. Once a beautiful scientist, she performed experiments on herself which eventually malformed her, both physically and mentally. She is now a hideous and insane monster, bent on the destruction of the Elders. In Náhuatl language, her name means "The One With The Skirt of Serpents". Xolotl states that she is his mother though it is unknown how this is possible being that they are of different races.


An Archon scientist, Coatlicue often used herself as a test subject. This lead to her turning into a crazed deformed monstrosity. She despises the Elders and once lead an Archon army against the Shadowrealms, destroying all in her way. The Elders finally managed to stop her rampage and maroon her within a distant and dark Shadowrealm comprised of a flat disk of rock. She has remained there for thousands of years in a sleep-like state, dreaming of her past and the world of old.


Although she was described as once being a "great beauty", she has been twisted into little more than a beast. Her body is vaguely female, but having many reptillian traits. She has crocodillian claws and two giant snake heads coming up from her thick neck.Her body is covered in a robe composed entirelly of twisting snakes. Whether the robe is separate from her body or not is unknown.


The Necromancer

Coatlicue is introduced in The Necromancer near the end of the book. Josh Newman summons her using the four elemental swords under the instruction of Dr. John Dee who promised she would teach him Necromancy. In truth, Dee only wanted her free to use as a distraction and extraction of revenge against the Elders who threatened to punish him for his constant failures. In order to gain control over Coatlicue, Josh was to be sacrificed to her (unknown to him), his body and aura consumed. She is stopped soon after her summoning by Sophie, Aoife, and Niten. Aoife manages to pull Coatlicue back into her prison, but is badly wounded and dragged into the Shadowrealm as well.


  • Coatlicue created the first race of blood drinkers from her own DNA, making her the first vampire.
  • The two main snake heads are able to spit a highly acidic liquid.
  • All the hundreds of snakes on her robe are venomous and can bite multiple times.
  • Although Dee said Coatlicue could teach Necromancy, this is a lie and is impossible for her.
  • Coatlicue is believed to be impossible to kill.