Quite a contrast from how European-religious leaders treated child birth! South American deity of labor, child birth, & the 'female' warrior. Labor & delivery was so respected as to be revered as the battle between good & evil.
Man standing next to Stela K ; near the eastern border of the Great Plaza. Quiriguá is an ancient Maya archaeological site along the lower Montagua river in south-eastern Guatemala. Photographed by Dr Alfred Percival Maudslay in