Ix Chel

Ix Chel is the ancient Mayan moon goddess who reigned supreme throughout the Yucatán Peninsula, in southern Mexico, and as far south as El Salvador for more than a millennium. She is also called the Queen, Our Mother, the White Lady, and the Goddess of Becoming. Although married to the sun, she is fiercely independent, allowing no one to own her; she remains free to come and go as she chooses. As a fertility goddess, she makes women fruitful and sends fertilizing rains to the earth. She is particularly honored as a patroness of childbirth and a healing goddess of medicine. Like many moon goddesses, she is the patroness of weaving. Ix Chel, like the waxing and waning moon, is comfortable with all sides of life. Her energy is midwife to our own creative ideas.

(*exact* same "message" appeared in the 1993 Goddess Calendar)


Isis: Egyptian
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Kaltes: Siberia
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Ⓒ Text copyright Michael Babcock