Mayan Goddesses names
A goddess of childbirth.
(Acna) A Goddess of motherhood and birthing, She is associated with the moon and with the Bacabs (the four canpoic gods who stand at the four corners of the world, supporting the heavens).
(Alaghom Naum, Ixtat Ix) The Maya mother goddess. She is especially associated with thought and intellect, and is known as "Mother of Mind".
|Alaghom Naom Tzentel
An ancient Maya goddess of thought and intellect.
Ix Chebel Yax
Ixchel (the moon) was the lover of the Sun, but he became jealous of his brother, the morning star, accusing them of being lovers. He threw Ixchel out of the heavens and she took refuge with the vulture divinity. The Sun followed her and lured her back home once more, only to become jealous again. Ixchel, understandably tired of the sun's actions, left him and wandered through the heavens as she wished, becoming invisible if the sun came near her.
Ixchel is identical with Spider Woman, the Creatrix worshiped widely by North American native peoples and shows many similarities with the Aztec goddess Chalchihuitlicue. She is normally represented as a gnarled, somewhat ominous old woman, with a medusa-like hairdo and a bone skirt. She is portrayed with a snake as a head-band and her skirt is embroidered with crossbones.
A Maya goddess of the moon.
She is among the thirteen divinities who attempted a new creation.
A Maya water goddess.
A goddes of death, of the noose and the gallows. She is the patroness of those who die by hanging or by suicide. It was believed by the Maya that suicides, slain warriors, sacrificial victims, priests, women who died in childbirth or those who die by hanging were immediately gathered by Ixtab and brought to the eternal paradise. She is depicted with a noose around her neck, hanging from a tree, her eyes closed in death and her body partly decomposed.
The Maya goddess who discovered pulque, a fermented drink which was the forerunner of tequila.
The Maya goddess of childbirth. She was the consort of Xpiyacoc (god of marriage), and the mother of One Hunahpu and Seven Hunahpu (mighty warriors).
|Xpuch and Xtah
Two maidens of the Vuc Amag tribe who were forced to offer themselves to the gods Tohil, Avilix...