You want to unearth Ix Chel? She’s a Mayan deity known in hieroglyphics as Chak Chel which translates to “dama del arcoíris” or “lady rainbow.” Her colorful story makes her an ideal Goddess of weavers, crafters, and fans of NBC’s Making It. In opposition to her creations, she is also known as a destroyer who can flood the land by emptying her jug and cause great catastrophe.
She’s frequently depicted with a rabbit, a symbol of fertility even back in 150 A.D. So it should come as no surprise that she’s said to have had 13 children. As if that weren’t enough, she’s the Mother of all Mayan deities and rules over the cycles of life and death just as she rules the cycles of the moon.
As the moon waxes and wanes, she transforms from maiden into mother into a crone who shares her wisdom. Which is why she also wears a snake in her hair as a symbol of ancient wisdom and determining the sex of unborn children. Gender reveal parties have nothing on Ix Chel.
Known as a mostly merry and frisky Goddess, Ix Chel is ideal for the fun loving family traditions. Invite Ix Chel to your next cook out.