IxCacao Goddess - The Mayan Goddess of Chocolate.
IxCacao is the Mayan Goddess of the cacao tree and was often invoked in prayer along with other agricultural deities.
Ixcacao is a handmade, ceramic, ornamental piece. Perfectly suited for alters and mantel pieces.
Built into her voluptuous shape are breasts that resemble cacao pods and an offering bowl formed from her hands.
Handmade in Glastonbury, UK
Height: 9 Inches
Width: 4 Centimetres
Materials: clay, iron oxide, stone ware, terracotta, sand
Made to order
Kishi Bay Childs
Everything about meeting Kishi, the talented young artist behind our cacao goddess, was magically synchronistic. There was no defying the laws of the universe, as IxCacao was screaming to be seen… and isn’t she glorious!
Kishi Bay works mainly with ceramics, and has her own definitive style that often focuses on the female form. Continuing to push forward, with a willingness to develop her skills and a clear drive for the arts. Her huge passion, awareness and gratitude for what she does shines through. We are honoured to be able to showcase this emerging talent and her cacao goddess.
Burning bright in the heart of Mayan mythology, the spirit of Ixcacao…
She is an imaginative figure often seen dressed in white blossoms, the Goddess of cacao.
Throughout time she has been worshiped alongside other agricultural deities.
In the Maya cosmology sitting at the centre of all is the ‘World Mountain’ a representation of nourishment and
plenty, the source of all-important foods and ritual plants of the Mayan people. This mountain arose from the sacrificed
body of the Maize God a figure seen as the source of all life. It is said that his body was split by the Thunder God and
liberated off-spring in the forms of other fruits, they are transmuted corn and seen as the faces of the children of the corn.
Ixcacao’s fruits are thought to have intoxicating and aphrodisiac properties, traditionally used in ceremony by being brewed into a spicy,
bittersweet drink. There are legends of people permitted to walk for days without food.
This magical mother who provides us with her joyous beans is surely one to be grateful for!