Ixchel - San Miguel de Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 20° 31.234 W 086° 56.618
16Q E 505876 N 2269089
Quick Description: A statue of Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of the moon, fertility, midwifery, medicine, and rain is located on Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, north of the downtown area of San Miguel de Cozumel, Q. Roo,Mexico.
Location: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Date Posted: 2/25/2019 8:21:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM104MN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Ixchel is referred to as the Mayan moon goddess because of the Moon's association with fertility and procreation. She carries a jug, which she continually empties onto the earth as the rains pour and the crops grow. She also wears a snake in her hair, a symbol of wisdom and medicine. Because of her understanding illness and care-taking, she is the village medicine woman.

Ixchel is depicted as represented in the Dresden Codex (visit link) , the oldest surviving is a Mayan book. She stands on top of a 6' high pyramid of fieldstones with her jug upside down. She is wearing traditional Mayan dress and has a coiled snake on her head.
Associated Religion(s): Mayan Worship

Statue Location: Avenida Rafael E. Melgar, San Miguel de Cozumel, Mexico

Entrance Fee: 0

Artist: unknown

Website: [Web Link]

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Take a picture of the statue. A waymarker and/or GPSr is not required to be in the image but it doesn't hurt.
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