November 18th, 2007 by sabrina
Ix Chel (pronounced EE shell) is the Mayan Goddess of the moon, pregnancy, and childbirth. She is the consort of Itzamna, God of the sky. She also rules over healing, weaving, and the domestic arts. She is normally depicted as a wise old woman, with a serpent headband and a long skirt. She holds a water jar which she spills to the earth, for she is also a Goddess of water, especially rain water. Her name means “lady rainbow”, and is sometimes seen as Ixchel, Ix Chebel Yax, and Chac Chel.
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