Kuyén Goddess, Mapuche Shaman art on canvas, Ancestor Altar, Past Lives, Drum Circle Goddess Art print, Machi Shaman Drum, Moon Goddess
Kuyén: Ancestors and Past Lives Kuyén is the Moon Goddess of the Mapuche people of Chile and Argentina. She represents the three phases of the moon: Kuyén Ulcha (New Moon), Kuyén Ñuque (Full Moon), and Kuyén Cushe (Crone Moon). Kuyén also controls all the lakes and oceans of Earth. She is the wife of Antu, the Sun God. He struck her once so she eludes him and stays out of his reach and will until she is healed. They still love one another, so he never tires of his pursuit to win her back…
Shamans of the Foye Tree Gender, Power, and Healing among Chilean Mapuche By Ana Mariella Bacigalupo
A groundbreaking examination of Chile’s Mapuche shamans and their use of a unique tree in ritual transvestitism and political defiance.