Maria João Sereno (Brigitt)
Chocolate: (Theobroma – “fruit of the gods”) was the sacred drink of the Aztecs and was related to the goddess of fertility Xochiquetzal. It was consumed exclusively by the nobility. The conqueror Hernan Cortés tried it in the court of Emperor Montezuma and introduced him later in Spain, where his reputation as an aphrodisiac was so great that women drank it hidden.
Contains the alkaloid theobromine which causes excitation similar to caffeine.
At the source of all chocolate is a tree. Chocolate is made from the seeds of a very beautiful pod that grows on the Theobroma cacao tree. The Greek term theobroma literally means “food of the gods.” Perhaps this is why chocolate is often imbued with such mystique and allure. Evidence of cacao usage dates back as far as 1500 BCE in the rainforests of Central America.
The tree’s spiritual connection can be recognized in the ancient myths and tales of the Mayan and Aztec peoples. They both believed the cacao bean had magical and divine properties. The Aztecs tell the story of a god named Quetzalcoatl who traveled to earth on a beam of the morning star bearing a glorious gift from Paradise—the cacao tree.
The energy of the Goddess of Chocolate help with:
- Releases stress
- Love & Pleasure