The Mezcal Legend

The legend tells us that there once was a cold and sober, and very generous goddess.

Her body was like the trunk of the agave, but instead of leaves she had 40,000 breasts. From her breasts flowed the elixir drunk by those that venerated her; she was Mayatl, Zapotec goddess of mezcal.

Cold and untouchable, she first came in touch with her feelings when some worms burrowed into her heart and were trapped forever. Thus she learned of arousal, desire and finally love. She soon fell in love with a brave, handsome, although somewhat timid warrior named Chag.

Chag didn't feel worthy of her favors, in desperation, the goddess offered him the most beautiful and luxuriant of her breasts for him to drink the elixir that poured from her heart.

He drank, and drank, until, in drunken dispair, the warrior said: "make me a god or become a woman"... unfortunately, for the romantically inclined, the legend ends at this point. However, the moral is clear, isn't it?


Caution: It's said 'for everything there is Mezcal' but we add 'except for one thing' - getting drunk. Please drink responsibly. The most accurate and dependable book on living life at its fullest says 'wine (or Mezcal) makes the heart rejoice' and 'makes life enjoyable' (Ps 104:15; Ec 10:19) but overindulgence can certainly lead to harm (Pr 23:29-31)! If you drink at all please drink in moderation! (Quotes from NWT)