Monday, March 21, 2011

Myths, Folklore & Symbolism: Ix Chel

Ix Chel

"The Mayan goddess of fertility, childbirth, medicine and weaving, and consort of the supreme deity Itzamna. Ix Chel ('Lady of the Rainbow') was sometimes depicted as an old woman with serpents in her hair and occasionally with the eyes and claws of a jaguar. She was particularly revered by women, and was also known as Ix Kanleom ('The Spider's Web that Catches the Mountain Dew'). (Tresidder)

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