Mending the past: Ix Chel and the invention of a modern pop goddess

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Abstract

For modern communities, she is the moon goddess and protectress of Maya culture and women; for scholars she is one of a number of deities with different roles in the Postclassic period. Which is the real Ixchel? The author excavates the story of the Maya goddess and her re-invention by myth-makers - including archaeologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-37
Number of pages13
JournalAntiquity
Volume80
Issue number307
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Keywords

  • Feminism
  • Maya
  • Post-modern archaeology
  • Postclassic
  • Religion
  • Symbolic archaeology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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