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Cylinder vessel with Itzamna, Moon Goddess, and scribe Mexico or Guatemala, 700-800

Cylinder vessel with Itzamna, Moon Goddess, and scribe Mexico or Guatemala, 700-800

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Remembering Maya Angelou

Ixchel, the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in ancient Maya culture. According to Mayan mythology, Ixchel was married, but had other lovers. When her husband got very jealous of her, she made herself invisible to him and spent her nights assisting women in childbirth. As protector of mothers and children, she is often depicted as a maiden with a rabbit, a symbol of fertility and abundance.

Ixchel, the aged jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in ancient Maya culture. According to Mayan mythology, Ixchel was married, but had other lovers. When her husband got very jealous of her, she made herself invisible to him and spent her nights assisting women in childbirth. As protector of mothers and children, she is often depicted as a maiden with a rabbit, a symbol of fertility and abundance.

Ix Chel - Mayan Goddess of the Moon. As an ancient fertility goddess, Ix-Chel…

The Triple Goddess for the Modern Witch

Tlazolteotl c1300-1521, aplite. Aztec Goddess`of`the`earth`and` life. Women in childbirth were considered warriors and if perished they died as such

Tlazolteotl c1300-1521, aplite. Aztec Goddess`of`the`earth`and` life. Women in childbirth were considered warriors and if perished they died as such

IXCHEL: Mayan Goddess of the moon, healing , childbirth and weaving. The rabbit, according to Maya legend, is a scribe who keeps the lunar calendar.  “IxChel- Mayan Medicine”

IXCHEL: Mayan Goddess of the moon, healing , childbirth and weaving. The rabbit, according to Maya legend, is a scribe who keeps the lunar calendar. “IxChel- Mayan Medicine”

Patchwork, calceta, ganchillo, encaje de bolillos, bordados, punto de cruz... Patchwork, knitting, crochet, bobbin lace, embroidery, X-stitch...

Patchwork, calceta, ganchillo, encaje de bolillos, bordados, punto de cruz... Patchwork, knitting, crochet, bobbin lace, embroidery, X-stitch...

Ixchel, within the Mayan culture, has often been referred to as a mother Goddess or Mother Earth because of her connections with fertility and procreation. She is also often associated with the moon, earth, war and rain.

Ixchel, within the Mayan culture, has often been referred to as a mother Goddess or Mother Earth because of her connections with fertility and procreation. She is also often associated with the moon, earth, war and rain.

Ix Chel is a Moon Goddess and, appropriately, Her domain in the land of the Maya is the Caribbean coast where a temple built to Her is still a destination for pilgrims who visit Her island of Cozumel.  During ancestral times,  pregnant Maya women would paddle to the island to beseech Ix Chel's blessings for a healthy happy family.

Ix Chel is a Moon Goddess and, appropriately, Her domain in the land of the Maya is the Caribbean coast where a temple built to Her is still a destination for pilgrims who visit Her island of Cozumel. During ancestral times, pregnant Maya women would paddle to the island to beseech Ix Chel's blessings for a healthy happy family.

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