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Sacred Mayan Journey 2024 “Wizards of the Water” took place in Cozumel

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Cozumel welcomes the canoeists of the Sacred Mayan Journey 2024 “Wizards of the Water”

In its sixteenth edition, the arrival of more than 300 canoeists lived with mysticism and emotion, who gave life to the sacred connection between nature and humanity, with the traditional “Sacred Journey”, with the participation of 22 canoeists from Cozumel. This year, it has been more special due to the participation of 47 percent of women canoeists, being part of the recreation of the Itzaes pilgrimage, with an ancient ceremony that was carried out to pay tribute to the goddess Ixchel.

The main theme is “The Wizards of the Water”, in which the canoeists rowed from the Dos Playas Bay of Xcaret towards the cove of the Chankanaab Park, crossing a 62.6-kilometer route, in order to pay tribute and honor Ixchel, the Maya goddess of fertility.

The brave canoeists embarked on the ancestral journey across the Caribbean Sea towards the island of Cozumel, to worship the young goddess of the moon, IxChel, and Ixchebelyax, the old mother who weaves the destiny of men while pouring water. on earth.

On their journey, the canoeists pay tribute to Ixchel, the deity identified with fertility, the moon, and gestation. Once they touch land in Cozumel, they present offerings to the goddess and ask for her advice and wisdom, and then make the return trip and bring the good news to their communities in the mainland.

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