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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

scootermotor's sister

. . . is named Xochi.

Pronounced "sa-shi" (or also "so-chee") it's derived from the name of the Zapotec Indian Goddess of Weaving, Xochiquetzal. According to this page of Central American goddesses, "Her name means "Flower Feather." She is the Goddess of Pleasure and Beauty. The Gardens of Xochimilco, south of Ciudad de Mexico, are named for Her."

Be sure and look for Ix Chel, Lady Weaver -- her symbol is the hare, which she is shown hugging.

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