Ginger and Beth are planning a trip to Chichen Itza Mexico in the Autumn this year
to worship at the ruins of the temples of Kulkucan, IxChel, Votan, IxCoaco and the other Mayan Gods.
The APA's yahoogroups continues to be rather inactive but we have been posting
local Pagan events and such news there to keep the community informed.
We also have restarted the APA's ladies lunch gatherings and held a couple in the first half of 2010. They were attended by a handful of ladies who had a grand time.
FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS:
IxCocoa is the Mayan Goddess of the Cocoa tree and Chocolate that is made from the fruit of that tree. She was often invoked in prayer along with the Corn Mother, the Rain God and other agricultural deities. A prayer quoted from an old Mayan legend to promote a good harvest in times of hunger goes: Ixcanil, Goddess of Seed, hear me. Ixtoq, Goddess of Rain, help me. Ixcacau, Goddess of Chocolate, see my tears and come to my aid.
(Painting of IxCocoa altar by Ginger Strivelli)