Monday, May 18, 2015

mayan cacao GOD NOT GODDESS - Ixcacao cacao goddess a VERY recent non Mayan myth?


mayan cacao GOD NOT GODDESS - Ixcacao cacao goddess a VERY recent myth?

I WAS VERY SURPRISED AFTER CREATING WHOLE CACAO BEAN-HONEY BARS IN 2005
TO SEE ON THE INTERNET AND ON A CHOCOLATE SUGAR BAR MADE IN ANTIGUA GUATEMALA THE NAME IXCACAO AND ALLEGING HER TO BE A CACAO GODESS.I WOULD WELCOME ANY PROOF BUT MY YEARS AS AN ANCIENT MAYA CULTURE ENTHUSIAST HAS LED ME TO BELIEVE THAT ANY GOD ASSOCIATED WITH CACAO IS MALE ALTHOUGH A RARELY SEE HIM GIVEN A SPECIFIC NAME - (Ek Chuah ?)
Below the vase with an alleged male cacao god on it in relief may well be a cacao god effigy because of the non human frog like feet who literally has cacao pods surrounding if not growing from him......It appears to me that someone made up the cacao goddess Ixcacao from nothing in very recent times because they in their 'wisdom' thought the thought of a cacao goddess sounded better than the probasble real history of Maya people not having a female cacao goddess.


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    agricultural surplus (Fash 2001:37). ... Catherwood's drawings of Copan'smonuments, ..... god of lightning and rain, was often associated with agriculture.

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  1. Maya maize god | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing ...

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    Copán Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil, Quiriguá, Copán Department, Mesoamerican ... The tonsured Maize god doubles as a tonsured cacao god, with cacao pods ...


  1. Mayan Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks

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    Jan 28, 2011 - Before its collapse, the Mayan empire stretched out from its center in Guatemala's Petén region across the ... CHAAC Rain and Agriculture god ...
  4. The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya (Article ...

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  5. List of Maya gods and supernatural beings - Wikipedia, the ...

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    This is a name list of Maya gods and supernatural beings playing a role in the Classic (200-900AD) and Post-Classic Maya religion. The names are mainly taken ...
  6. Maya maize god - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    1: Tonsured Maize God as a patron of the scribal arts, Classic period ... The queen thus appears as a maize goddess, in accordance with the Mayan narrative ...
  7. Maya religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    The traditional Maya religion of Guatemala, Belize, western Honduras, and the Tabasco, ... 4.3 Life cycle; 4.4 Health; 4.5 Weather and agriculture; 4.6 Hunt; 4.7 Territory .... The role model for the high priest is likely to have been the upper god ...
  8. The Gods and Goddesses of the Mayas

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    All Mayan celebration and in fact almost every aspect of life was connected with religion. Mayan festivals were based on agriculture and the abundance of it, and ...
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    1. Maya Agriculture - Authentic Maya

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      Jan 28, 2011 - “In slash-and-burn agriculture, people clear the land to plant corn, for instance,” he said. “They get 100 ... CHAAC Rain and Agriculture god ... The Mayacultivated cacao in forest gardens in which every tree had a function.
    2. Cacao - Authentic Maya

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      Jan 28, 2011 - lord tests the heat of his chocolate in this painting on a Late ClassicMaya vase from Petén; note tamales (Maize cakes), covered with ... that contained information on the agricultural, botanical, economic, geographical, ...
    3. College Model Essay: Cacao and Maize in Maya Tradition ...

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      Mar 11, 2015 - Maya art even shows the Maize God taking the form of a cacao tree, pods ... content than that of a European honeybee (“Mayan Agriculture”).
    4. Mayan Agriculture and Diet - Crystalinks

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      It was formerly believed that shifting cultivation (swidden) agriculture provided ... TheMaya farmer cultivated corn, beans, cacao, chile, maguey, bananas, and ... The ancient city of Teotihuacan, whose name means "the city of the gods" in the ...
    5. Maya Food & Agriculture - Ancient History Encyclopedia

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      Apr 24, 2015 - Other important foodstuffs besides maize had their own gods, for example, Ek Chuah (aka God M) was considered the god of cacao and so vital ...
    6. The Mayan Pantheon: The Many Gods of the Maya (Article ...

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      Jul 7, 2012 - Maya god of death whose name is not yet known. .... The supreme godof storms and rain and associated with agriculture and fertility. .... the calendar and instructed humans in the proper cultivation of maize and cacao.
    7. Mayan gods | Alternative Archaeology

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    12. Ancient Maya Life: God L -- A God of Xibalbá

      ancientmayalife.blogspot.com/2012/11/god-l-god-of-xibalba.html

      Nov 11, 2012 - Another merchant god (God M, known as Ek Chuah or Ek Chuwah) ... Stelae Cycle of "18-Rabbit-God K," King of Copan) or the ruling god of ...
    13. Ancient Maya Life: Ek Chuah (God M)

      ancientmayalife.blogspot.com/2012/11/ek-chuah-god-m.html

      Nov 16, 2012 - God M of the Schellhas classification system was a god of merchants known to us as Ek Chuah (also Ek Chauah, and Ek Chuwah or Ek' ...
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    14. EK-CHUAH - the Mayan God of Chocolate (Mayan mythology)

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    15. Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics, 47: Spring 2005

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    16. Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya: A Guide

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      ... 54 18 Rabbit (ahaw of Copan), 28, 213 Ek Chuah, 107-108 Ellison, Aaron M, ... Feathered Serpent God (Kukulcan, Quetzalcoatl), 68, 92, 294 Fer-de-lance.
    17. Pilgrimage: From the Ganges to Graceland : an Encyclopedia

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      Esquipulas pilgrims, 1998 (David M. Gitlitz) the god in hope that he will favor their re- ... Located near the Mayan ruins of Copán and Quirigua, the site of present-day ... MayanEk-chuah (Ek means star, chuah, black), a Mayan god of merchants ...
    18. Mayan gods | Alternative Archaeology

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      Gods and goddesses of the ancient Mayans. ... The peccary skull of Copan shows a deer soul companion with a tail of a .... God M (Ek Chuah) Merchant God.
    19. The Gods Of Mayan Mythology - The York Paranormals

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      Oct 17, 2012 - Also one of the ALPHABET-GODS known as God MM is for Merchants.EK-CHUAH started off as a God of Conflict, which could explain a lot ...

http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2004/maya/gods.htm


image: Chocolate God Bowl
Bowl with images of the Chocolate God
Mexico or Guatemala, 400-600, stone
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections
Washington, D.C.
CACAO AND THE CHOCOLATE GOD
image: Shell cacao beans in bowl, AD 600-900Cacao grows in very moist tropical environments, usually under the high canopy of rainforest. Dried, roasted cacao was ground into chocolate powder and blended with chili, maize gruel, honey, and water to make the most valued beverage of ancient Mexico. Cacao beans became a kind of currency; the white shell replicas from a Maya tomb provided cash for the afterlife.
According to the Popol Vuh, the Maya creation myth that was written down in the sixteenth century, maize and cacao were both discovered when the god K’awiil hurled a lightning bolt at a mountain, breaking it in two and revealing the two plants growing inside. Cacao and maize are therefore closely linked in Maya mythology. The Chocolate God may even have been a special aspect of the Maize God, or perhaps his brother.

MAYA GODS

The Maya worshiped hundreds of gods. Many could appear old or young, in human or animal form. Before we could read Mayan writing we did not know their names, so a scholar in the nineteenth century called them God A, God B, and so on. Some are still known that way.
image: Maize God, Temple 22, 680-750 Maize GodNo god was more important to the Maya than the Maize God. He is the ideal of beauty, always handsome and young. His head tapers like an ear of corn, and his hair flows like corn silk . The slightest breeze rustles the leaves--and the Maize God dances. Corn’s  cycle of planting, growth, harvesting, and replanting is the cycle of life itself--birth, death, rebirth.
image: God DItzamna (God D) ruled the sky and was one of the creators. He is usually considered the chief god, and according to Maya legend he invented writing. He is shown as an old man with distinctive square eyes and a squinty gaze.
image: Cylender vessel with underworld scene (Ruthless God L was a prince of the underworld as well as a wealthy god of commerce and trade. He is an old god, sometimes with the ear of a jaguar. He’s prosperous and fat, and smokes a cigar. Like Maya kings he sits on a jaguar pelt. You can also spot him by his large feathered headdress in which his messenger owl nests.
Chak Chel was the patron of women, a weaver (with cotton skeins tied in her hair) but also a warrior. Her name means "great" or “red rainbow,” but don’t think that is a lucky omen--the Maya saw rainbows as dangerous signs from the underworld.
image: Cylinder vessel with Itzamna, Moon Goddess, and scribe (detail), 700-800Moon GoddessWomen also prayed to a young Moon Goddess. You’ll see her sitting in the curve of a crescent moon, holding a rabbit. The Maya don’t see an old man in the face of the moon--they see a rabbit! So do other people in Mesoamerica and Native Americans of the southwestern United States--and the Chinese and Japanese.
image: Scepter of K'awiil, 600-900K'awiil (God K) was a god of lightning, with one snake foot. Because he also was a protector of royal lines, you'll often find him on kings' scepters.
Chaak, a god of rain, played an important role in sacrifice. The bloodshed in sacrifice was as necessary to nourish the gods and the earth as rain was. You’ll recognize Chaak by his reptile-like face, with a down-turned snout and large fangs.
K’inich Ahaw, the sun, was also an old god. Look for a hooked nose and a curling mark on his cheek. His dangerous, nighttime self was the Jaguar God of the Underworld. In climates where the sun is harsh and drought a danger, sun gods are feared.






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