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Ix Chel, the "Lady Rainbow," was the Moon
goddess in Mayan mythology. The
Mayans associated human events with phases of the Moon
. In images,
Ix Chel is depicted as an old woman wearing a skirt with crossbones on it.
She also holds a serpent in her hand.
Ix Chel was married to the Moon god Itzamna. She had a kinder side, and
was worshipped for her protection of weavers and women in childbirth.
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