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Monday, 30 April 2012

Ix Chel

Today I would like to introduce you to Ix Chel (pronounced "is shel")
She is an ancient Mayan moon Goddess, who presides over childbirth. 
She is normally portrayed as an old woman, which implies wisdom...
and bearing a water vessel/jar, which is upside down with the water pouring out to signify childbirth.
She is always described as wearing a head dress made from an entwined serpent.
The cartouche on the wall is the Mayan symbol of her name.
Picture to try and show the "shiny" moon.
Although she is known as the Old Jaguar Woman, I have chosen to show her as young and beautiful, as she doesn't get out much any more :D

My Mayan Goddess, IX CHEL :D XXX
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11 comments:

  1. She's beautiful, Gina!! I have made her opposite, a Goddess of Death. :)

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  2. She's fantastic Gina! I still have to find mine. :)

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  3. Fabulous Gina! And fascinating info.
    Hugs xx

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  4. So wonderful, great painting and drawing again.

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  5. Another super painting Gina.
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  6. beautiful, but not sure about that snake!!!!

    yeah, i heard that about loved ones ashes. try finding a place! too late now, he's in a crypt. but it was a nice thought.

    hope all is well. weather crappy here.

    hugs :)

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  7. she looks so cool, as if birth is the normal thing in the world ;) love the lazy snake on her head !

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  8. Gina, she is beautiful! Love her! Mine will be up in a couple of days.

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  9. Love this post, as usual. Women need these Goddesses to relate to the divine feminine.

    Happiness to all.

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  10. She is so beautiful. Her expression... she is looking through me...

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  11. I like this idea of a childbirth goddess and I love your drawing of her stunning. Dxx

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