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Maya whistle in the form of the moon goddess and her rabbit consort. CE 600–800. Princeton University Art Museum.

Maya whistle in the form of the moon goddess and her rabbit consort. CE 600–800. Princeton University Art Museum.

IXCHEL - Mayan peoples of highland Guatemala honor Ixchel as the protector of women during childbirth. In this Mayan Goddess statue she is shown in her moon-maiden aspect with a fecund rabbit companion, an ancient and modern symbol of fertility.

IXCHEL - Mayan peoples of highland Guatemala honor Ixchel as the protector of women during childbirth. In this Mayan Goddess statue she is shown in her moon-maiden aspect with a fecund rabbit companion, an ancient and modern symbol of fertility.

Commissioned by the chief wife of a king on the day of his accession to the throne, it shows her having pierced her tongue with a stingray spine. She allows the blood to be absorbed by bark paper, which is burned as an offering to the gods.

Mother Goddess figurine with Snake Head - from Ubaid Period in Iraq, made in terrracotta - at the Penn Museum

Mother Goddess figurine with Snake Head - from Ubaid Period in Iraq, made in terrracotta - at the Penn Museum

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