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The myth of the moon goddess
The sun god was in love with the moon goddess, Ix Chel. But the goddess' grandfather was very possessive, and would not let the sun god anywhere near his beloved granddaughter. Desperate to be together, they escaped and were ready to light up the sky with their powerful rays. Unfortunately, their love story doesn't end happily ever after. Cynthia Fay Davis details the Maya myth of Ix Chel. [Directed by The Animation Project, narrated by Bethany Cutmore-Scott, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].