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