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Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood - Chapter 28, Ix Chel Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 28, Ix Chel Summary and Analysis

The Mayans know Ix Chel as the moon. She is the Mother of all deities. She eases childbirth and has knowledge of healing. It is Ix Chel that causes the menstrual flow of women every month. She is known to have flooded the earth so that it could be remade. She is the Eagle Woman, using eagles as the messengers of her "moon essence."

Ix Chel watches from the heavens as a spider carefully spins a web and creates a daughter for her. Ix Chebel Yax later teaches the women of the earth how to spin and weave. She also teaches them how to dye their cotton.

At the beginning of time, the sun and the moon fill the sky with light, both equal in their brightness. The sun becomes enamored of the moon and wishes to...

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