Pre-Hispanic cultures on the American continent settled in Mesoamerica, a geohistorical term that included the current northwestern territory of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize and western Honduras and Nicaragua, in some cases it also included the peninsula of Nicoya in Costa Rica.
The Olmec, Mayan, Mixtec, Mexican and Toltecs cultures had several activities in common:
Agricultural techniques; the cultivation of corn, beans, squash, chili, and chia, among others. Pyramidal architecture and construction of urban complexes. The preparation of the tortillas and practiced the ceremonial game of Ball. Developed commerce trade and formed systems of government. Their worldview presents discrepancies but also similarities, such as the importance of corn as a symbol used in creation.
As previously described, the Mayan culture occupied part of Mesoamerica in the southeastern region of Mexico, and Central America. As part of the Mayan worldview, there is the History of the Sun and the Moon, B'alam Q'e and Qana Po, this myth was compiled in its oldest version by the German farmer Paul Wirsing in 1909. The Cosmological links existed, as an example is one that occurred with their Gods, such as the lunar goddess or Aztec mother goddess, Tlazolteotl, who was related to the earth and the night, and was closely identified with a class of quail.
The story originated in the Gulf of Mexico and at the same time, it's also La Diosa del Tejido. Cotton is still being cultivated on these coasts. The representation of Mrs. Luna can be found in this region with a cotton headdress on her head. The city of Cobán, the 4th important city in Guatemala, is where the cult of the moon goddess originates and is both the mother goddess and the goddess of weaving. Their myths were expressed in the History of "The Sun and the Moon, Balam Q'e and Quana Po" and Los Cerros y el Corn, where Quana Po, the protagonist is narrated as a weaver and daughter of the supreme lord Cerro-Valle.
Madre Luna was named after the myth of the Sun and the Moon from the literary work, "Xib'alb'a and the Birth of the New Sun" by Dr. Ruud Van Akkeren in 2012. "Quana Po or Señora Luna" in Spanish culture represents a beautiful princess that is related with the "Moon Goddess" at the same time is the "Weaver Mother Goddess". Madre Luna was inspired from "Quana Po" as being a renovated mother who takes care of Mayan civilization culture.
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Source: Xib’alb’a y el Nacimiento del Nuevo Sol, Una visión Postclásica del colapso Maya. Author: Anthropologist and Historian Ruud Van Akkeren.