“Mayan Princess” by castrochew

“Xtah’s themes are weather, harvest, fertility and prayer.  Her symbols are rainwater.  The Guatemalan Goddess of rain and water sprinkles Herself into today’s celebration in answer to Her people’s fervent prayers. As She does, Her rain also bears constructive, fulfilling energy to maintain the gardens of our spirit with spring’s growth-centred magic.

This is the time of the year when people in Mexico and Central America begin praying to the sacred powers for rain. In Guatemala, specifically, they pray and make offerings to the Goddess so the crops will not fail from draught.

If your spiritual life has seemed a bit ‘dry’ lately or lacking in real substance, pray to Xtah with words like these:

 Xtah, as you pour forth from the heavens, see my need
[Pour out a glass of water Her,
this is a type of sympathetic magic
that encourages Xtah to follow your example]
Rain upon my life and heart with your fruitful waters
so I may grow with clarity of spirit
Thank you for your bounty
for fulfilling my inner well with your richness
So be it.’

If it’s raining outside, dance in the rain as you pray so you can literally touch Xtah’s presence. Alternatively, pray in the shower or in the rains created by a lawn sprinkler.

Wear water-colored clothing today (blue, purple, dark green) to accent whichever of Xtah’s attributes you want to develop.”

(Patricia Telesco, “365 Goddess: a daily guide to the magic and inspiration of the goddess”.)

“Original Mayan Art – Lady Hand Sky” by rico2012

I pretty much found nothing on this Goddess.  The only reference I found to Her was with another Goddess named Xpuch.  Xpuch and Xtah were “maidens of the Vuc Amag tribe who were forced to offer themselves to the gods Tohil, Avilix and Hacavitz, who would leave the tribe alone if the maidens returned with proof they had been violated by the gods. This tale appears in the Popol Vuh, an ancient Maya manuscript combining mythological characters and history.”


Marks, Dominic. Chinaroad Löwchen. “Mayan Goddesses“.

Suggested Links:

Florida International University, “Popul Vuh“.