Which Mayan Goddess Are You?

By: Steven Miller

Which generation do you most identify with?

Which phase of the moon fits you most closely?

Would you consider yourself to be artistic?

How important is it for you to be near water?

Which best matches your reaction to seeing a rainbow?

Which stage of a project are you best at?

In which part of the day do you shine the brightest?

Do you have any children?

Are you skilled at caring for those in need?

Which saying best fits your outlook on life?

Would you consider yourself to be a spiritual person?

Do you tend to worry about those you love?

How would you rate your cooking skills?

Which weekend activity sounds most appealing to you?

Which description best matches your love life?

How strong are your organizational skills?

Are you more practical or romantic?

Which of the ancient elements best fits your personality?

Do you tend to make a plan or are you more spontaneous than that?

Which description best matches your eating habits?

Would you rather be fashionable or comfortable?

Which kind of story do you like the most?

Are you an open book or do you tend to keep your personal life private?

Of the following, which style of music is your favorite?

How good are you at hiding your emotions?

Do you tend to go along with the norms of society or do you go your own way?

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?

Which holiday do you like the most?

Do you play any instruments?

What did you think would happen on December 21, 2012?

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About This Quiz

For the Mayan culture, as with many civilizations of the past, the heavens inspired a divine mythology. The Mayans looked to the Moon as their most prominent representation of the sacred feminine. Through this link, the Moon Goddess came to represent motherhood and the kind of nurturing and supportive energy that is regularly associated with the matriarch of a family. 

While the lunar goddess seems to have been a primary representative of the divine feminine to the people of the Yucatán Peninsula, there were some additional forms and aspects of this Moon Goddess that were a part of the Mayan culture as well.

Ixchel was one aspect of the Moon Goddess. She was connected to creativity, birth, and light. This youthful energy was also tied to rainbows, rainstorms and any body of water. If Ixchel is your goddess, you are likely an artist or creative type who generally finds the silver lining in any passing cloud.

Xbaquiyalo is a little bit more mysterious as a divine presence. There are some mentions and representations of her, but most of the details of her personality have been lost in time. This will be your Mayan goddess if you are a little hard to figure out, remaining a bit of a puzzle to those around you.

The end of the 13th Baktun of the Mayan calendar may have already occurred, but luckily there's still time for you to receive your divine connection.

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