Attributes of Bast
Eye-and-eye mantra: Be the woman you want to be at all times.
Photography by Ajua Hawkins.
Copyright Ajua Hawkins 2013-2014
As a lover of colors and shapes, I was immediately drawn to Gods and Goddesses of the Ancient Maya by Leonard Everett Fisher while browsing the shelves at my local library. The mix of earth tones and primary colors encapsulated by thick black lines pop off the page and stirred the indigenous roots of my inner being. I further found the book interesting, informative and easy to read. While some of the deities (Goddess of Suicide and God of Human Sacrifice) featured may bring up questions from the youngest audience members, I felt that the book was quite accessible for children. However, parents may want to edit out content they feel uncomfortable with presenting to their children. I decided to feature the top five Mayan gods and goddess I felt were particularly interesting and beautifully drawn.