Ixchel , also spelled Ix Chel , Mayan moon goddess . Ixchel was the patroness of womanly crafts but was often depicted as an evil old woman and had unfavorable aspects. She may have been a manifestation of the god Itzamná.
Ix Chel was one of four related goddesses worshiped on the islands of Cozumel and Isla de Mujeres: Ix Chel , Ix Chebal Yax, Ix Hunie, and Ix Hunieta. Mayan women made pilgrimages to their temples on the island of Cozumel and placed her idols underneath their beds, asking for help.
Ixchel as an earth and a war goddess An entwined serpent serves as Ixchel’s headdress, crossed bones may adorn her skirt, and instead of human hands and feet, she sometimes has claws. Very similar features are found with Aztec earth goddesses, of whom Tlaltecuhtli, Tocî, and Cihuacoatl were invoked by the midwives.
Itzamná Itzamná , ( Mayan : “Iguana House”) principal pre-Columbian Mayan deity, ruler of heaven, day, and night. He frequently appeared as four gods called Itzamnás, who encased the world.
Maize was so important to the ancient Mayans that it even had spiritual and religious significance. According to Maya mythology, human beings were created from maize : white corn was used for the bones, yellow corn for the muscles, black corn for the eyes and hair, and red corn for the blood.
Here’s the list of the top five Mayan Gods of all time: Itzamn (or Zamn ) Itzamn , the big cheese overall and lord of the heavens as well as night and day, could be called upon in hard times or calamities. Chac . Ah Mun. Ah Puch . Ek Chuah. Acan. Ix- Chel . Xaman Ek.
Maya mythology describes serpents as being the vehicles by which celestial bodies, such as the sun and stars, cross the heavens. The shedding of their skin made them a symbol of rebirth and renewal. They were so revered, that one of the main Mesoamerican deities, Quetzalcoatl, was represented as a feathered serpent .
If you read that, you’ll find that “ee-shell” is close, but… it actually ends up something more like “eesh-chail” including the “ch” sound and pronouncing the “e” as a long “a.”
Ix Chel is a great Water Goddess , the consort of the chief God of the Maya pantheon, Votan. Her name means “Lady Rainbow”, and She is said to have founded the city of Palenque at the command of the Gods . She is a Weaver Goddess , whose whirling drop spindle is said to be at the center of the motion of the Universe.
Names. Kinich Ahau is the Yucatec and Lacandon name of the sun god . The element kʼinich, usually assumed to mean ‘sun-eyed’, appears to have been in general use as a royal title during the Classic Period.
Silver Box of Ix Chel is an ancient Mayan artefact, Manko and the escaping Mayans took the box from Cozumel to Peru.