Ixchel is well known for been the Mayan Goddess of fertility, medicine, arts and the moon, among other things, but the legend says that she was a woman that suffered the lost of her loved one during a duel and
“La Trigueña” Legends from Isla Mujeres
The legend says that in the XIX century, Fermin Mundaca, a well known and vicious pirate that made a fortune by selling slaves, arrived to Isla Mujeres seeking shelter. He liked it so much that he permanently stayed. He was
Mayan Ruins in Isla Mujeres
The ancient temple of Ixchel, honoring the Mayan goddess of fertility, medicine, and the moon among other things, is located at the southern tip of Isla Mujeres, and it used to be a lighthouse for the ancient Mayans since it’s
Why was it called Isla Mujeres?
This comes from old Mayan folklore and mythology. Ancient Mayans from the pre-Columbian period considered this Island to be sacred and inhabited only by Ixchel, Goddess of fertility, happiness, medicine and the moon along with her court of women. Then