@Regrann from @tonantzinsociety - "Ixchel II" by Kamazotz on deviantart.com
Incredible work by the artist from El Salvador. He also quotes the text below. "I am Moon, born to rule, to provide my people with the appropriate life. I do this through my statement of the Maya Word, and through my role as mother of all. As I give birth to the leaders of the world, I present the people with a chance to survive. Without me survival is impossible, for it is I who provide the appropriate lineage to the nobles, those who will allow for communities to continue to exist. Indeed, As Moon, I will provide the light to guide the way of the people as they traverse the night skies. When I am angry, I will not appear, and the people will need to provide me with some elements for my sustenance. I am a Goddess, and all will provide me with the respect to which I am obliged. I am Goddess of all life processes, of birth, disease, marriage and death.
As a child I engaged in youthful sexual experimentation in order to learn my role in society. When I grew to an adult, my role became more clear as I ascertained what was needed to enable my people to survive. When the Sun began to court me, he gave me many precious gifts, and my power increased. I am married to the Sun and, despite my tumultuous relationship with him, I remain the mother of my people, more powerful than even my husband. At one point I ran off with the King Vulture. The Sun, angered by my behavior, dressed himself in a deer skin and pretended to be dead. He sent a blow fly to attract a vulture to the dead deer. Once the vulture arrived, the Sun forced him to take him to the King Vulture's Palace, where the Sun made me return with him. Despite this outrage, my power has not been abated, and I continue to engage in marriages with many of the gods. I shall be worshipped as Ix Chel, the Moon Goddess of my people." (Sigal: 2001. pg. 3) #kamazotz #indigena #indigenous #indigenousgoddess #diety #mayan #ixchel #moongoddess ❤️✊🏽🌎 - #regrann