Ixtab

February 9th, 2008 by sabrina

Ixtab (pronounced EESH-tob) is the Mayan Goddess of suicide. The Mayans believed that those who died by suicide, hanging, battle, sacrifice, or childbirth went straight to paradise. Ixtab was responsible for gathering their souls and escorting them to their final rest. She is usually depicted hanging from a tree, with her eyes closed in death.

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