A House Full Of Goddesses

18 Sep

After spending my junior year attending college in Mexico (In The Beginning), I became enamored of goddesses. It was clear that they played an important role in Mesoamerica. They were the bringers of rain, corn and yes, babies.

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Coatlique – Aztec mother of the gods. (Stock foto) This is an immense statue I visited in 1973 at the Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City.

In the nineties  Lisa and I visited Isla Mujeres, the Island of Women, off the coast of Cancun and the site of worship to the goddess Ixcel (E shell). Young Mayan women travelled by canoe to ask for her blessing in pregnancy and childbirth.

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The site of the temple on a great cliff overlooking the Caribbean.

In 2014, while on our honeymoon, we went to Cozumel and the temple of Ixcel to petition on behalf of our daughter, who now has a beautiful son. The temple was a pilgrimage site, sanctuary, and school of midwifery for the ancients. (Home Sweet Home Bacalar MX)

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Our lovely daughter carries son Max on a trip to New Orleans

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The goddess Ixcel carrying her youngster sits on our kitchen counter in Bacalar.

Our art collection has grown during our travels (Show And Tell Art Purchases) and filled our house with goddesses.

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A high born Mayan woman holding an obsidian mirror. The original is quite diminutive.

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You needed a goddess on your side when birthing in ancient times.

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The goddess of sexual indiscretions. And I thought she was the goddess of weaving haha.

Painted by our friend Jo Mann.

Our history rarely includes herstory. Goddess images are labeled fertility icons, as if that is all women are concerned with. On every continent, strong, powerful images of women have been uncovered. It’s fun to invite some of them to share our home.

DOS TORTAS

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8 Responses to “A House Full Of Goddesses”

  1. Garth September 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

    Yes!

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    • afish25 September 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

      We need the Mother’s blessing even more at this crazy time. Love you.

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  2. Ms Tisdale September 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

    Love this post! Some of my favorite goddess icons are from Malta. Being in the presence of such ancient powerful images is awe-inspiring. http://potnia.theladyofthelabyrinth.com/malta-megalith-temple-and-goddess-gallery/

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    • afish25 September 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. Sitting here listening to the rain. Thanking Mother Earth for her abundance.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. drawingbackthecurtain September 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    Beautiful post! Loved all the pictures as well…Inspired to travel more to places that honour the goddess. Thanks.

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    • afish25 September 19, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      You certainly have many choices. She is revered in all ancient cultures. The Virgin of Guadalupe has taken over in modern day Mexico. Stop back next week to see my Guadalupe obsession.

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  4. emilievardaman September 19, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    Ixcel has long been my favorite goddess. I first heard about her in Guatemala in the 80s. So glad she blesses your home.

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    • afish25 September 19, 2016 at 9:27 am #

      She blesses our home and our family. Going for more grandbabies next year.

      Liked by 2 people

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