Mythological Girls: Ixchel

Ixchel, or Ix Chel as she is also known, is the 16th century name for an ancient Mayan Jaguar deity. She was believed to be the goddess of the moon, midwifery, medicine and catastrophe. She is originally named as ‘Goddess O’ in The Dresden Codex, which is...

“Let Girls Lead” Panel

Girls education, and investing in that girl’s life not only transforms the life of that girl but of her community, and her country as well.  ~Dr. Denise Dunning, Executive Director of Let Girls Lead On November 19, 2013, the International Museum of Women hosted a...

A Girl in pre-Columbian Maya

Ixchel, the jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine in ancient Maya. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ixchel Today, when most people think about the pre-Columbian Maya people, they think about the long-count (Mayan) calendar and sites like Chichen Itza. But a lot of...

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