Ixchel with Moon & Rabbits Statue
Ixchel with Moon and Rabbits
On the small island of Isla Mujeres, "The Island of Women," a 20-minute ferry ride from Cancun, there is a small ancient Mayan temple that was built to worship the goddess Ixchel.
Goddess of fertility, healing, the moon and abundant fishing, Ixchel is often depicted giving birth, holding a fish or in the company of a rabbit, all of these symbols represent abundance and fertility in the ancient Mayan culture. Also the goddess of water and the moon, of childbirth and weaving, she is said to have taken the sun as her lover.
Ixchel was honored as the weaver of the life cycle. She was responsible for giving rain to the crops and was referred to as "Lady Rainbow." She would overturn her sacred womb jar and let the waters flow bringing fertility to the crops and therefore an abundant harvest.
This resin statue measures approximately 10" tall and is hand-painted.