Archive for November, 2011

 

Our Lady of the Mayan Moon

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In ancient Maya religion, the moon was associated with a female deity, IxChel, who was also the Mayan Goddess of love, and fertility. She was regarded as the great generatrix of creation and was the patron deity of divination, medicine, childbirth, and weaving.  She wears the implements of weaving in her hair and holds her [...]

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Our Lady of the Western Paradise

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Xi Wang Mu, the Queen Mother of the West, was a mysterious figure from Chinese myth and legends who lived in a palace of pure gold high on the mythical Mount Kunlun. In her garden grew the Peaches of Immortality, a mystical fruit that took 3000 years to grow.  Whenever she left her Western Paradise [...]

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