" Tlaloc was an important deity in Aztec religion; as supreme god of the rains, he was also by extension a god of fertility and of water. He was widely worshiped as a benevolent provider of life giving rain and sustenance, but he was also feared for his unforgiving ability to send destructive storms and floods or worse, his ability to with hold water all together and cause suffering through drought. lord of the powerful element of water. Tlaloc is also associated with caves, springs, and mountains, most specifically the sacred mountain in which he was believed to reside. His animal forms include herons and other wet or water dwelling creatures such as amphibians, snails, and possibly sea creatures, particularly ones that inhabit seashells."