When the ancestors tell you it’s time, it’s time. I got this. Miss you, Dad.

Every second of every day. #witchesofinstagram #CallOnTheAncestors #Atabey #Guabancex #Brujería #IAmWitch #LaBruja

One of the manifestations Kuchija represent is Guabancex :

Goddess of the hurricane (and some say destruction)
The Taino depicted her on pottery as a head whose “S” shaped arms protruded from her shoulders or temples, much like the view of a flailing person seen from overhead. Uncannily, the Taíno’s version of the huraca’n had the same configuration as satellite photographs of hurricanes taken 500 years later in the 20th century. The main difference in interpretation between the original Taíno image and that of contemporary meteorologists was that the Taíno saw the “eye” of the hurricane as the face of a woman.
#cycleoflife #nature #goddessenergy #sangreindígena #tainoculture #borikén #guabancex #indigenousartist #ipadprocreate #digitaldrawing #ancientwisdom #childrenofthestorm #anarchyisnotchaos

Learn more about the inspiration behind our Guabancex Mamajuana shout out to @atabeymedia for creating this great video.


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¡Estamos en Temporada Ciclónica!

Nuestros ancestros tenían una creencia particular sobre la formación de huracanes. Pensaban que la magnitud del huracán estaba conectada a su comportamiento. Si durante el año tuvieron mala fé y ofendieron a los Zemís, Guabancex vendría con furia a destruirlo todo. Si hacían ‘lo correcto’, la temporada ciclónica no les afectaría tanto.

Durante fuertes tempestades se refugiaban en cuevas, también conocidas como el inframundo. En este lugar los Bejikes (sacerdotes/curanderos) y Kacikes (líderes) practicaban ceremonias espirituales.

¡Estamos en temporada ciclónica! ¿Como nos hemos comportado? 🤔😅

Dato curioso: se dice que la palabra Ura-Kán viene del leguaje indígena y significa Ura (viento) y Kán (centro).

Zemis del tiempo y tempestades:

Iguanaboina: la gran serpiente regidora del clima. Posiblemente la versión benévola de Guabancex.

Boinayel: zemí de la lluvia

Marohu: zemí del buen tiempo

Guabancex: ‘la que cuya furia lo destruye todo’. Posiblemente la versión malévola de Iguanaboina.

Guataubá: El que trae truenos, nubes y viento. ¿Posiblemente la versión malévola de Marohu?

Koatriskuie: El que recoge las aguas y las deja caer en los conukos. ¿Posiblemente la versión malévola de Boinayel?

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#kiskeya #ayiti #conocimientoancestral #tainos #huracan #hurricane #temporadaciclonica2021 #guabancex #iguanaboina #boinayel #marohu

Reposted from @atabeymedia ¡Estamos en Temporada Ciclónica!


Nuestros ancestros tenían una creencia particular sobre la formación de huracanes. Pensaban que la magnitud del huracán estaba conectada a su comportamiento. Si durante el año tuvieron mala fé y ofendieron a los Zemís, Guabancex vendría con furia a destruirlo todo. Si hacían ‘lo correcto’, la temporada ciclónica no les afectaría tanto.

Durante fuertes tempestades se refugiaban en cuevas, también conocidas como el inframundo. En este lugar los Bejikes (sacerdotes/curanderos) y Kacikes (líderes) practicaban ceremonias espirituales.

¡Estamos en temporada ciclónica! ¿Como nos hemos comportado? 🤔😅

Dato curioso: se dice que la palabra Ura-Kán viene del leguaje indígena y significa Ura (viento) y Kán (centro).

Zemis del tiempo y tempestades:

Iguanaboina: la gran serpiente regidora del clima. Posiblemente la versión benévola de Guabancex.

Boinayel: zemí de la lluvia

Marohu: zemí del buen tiempo

Guabancex: ‘la que cuya furia lo destruye todo’. Posiblemente la versión malévola de Iguanaboina.

Guataubá: El que trae truenos, nubes y viento. ¿Posiblemente la versión malévola de Marohu?

Koatriskuie: El que recoge las aguas y las deja caer en los conukos. ¿Posiblemente la versión malévola de Boinayel?

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#kiskeya #ayiti #conocimientoancestral #tainos #huracan #hurricane #temporadaciclonica2021 #guabancex #iguanaboina #boinayel #marohu

#vaccine #Guabancex Taino storm goddes
#pandemi
LOL

#vaccine #Guabancex Taino storm goddes
#pandemi #munnbind
LOL

My happy place is my home 🏡 🌱 🪴 📚 ☕️ #mylair #plantparenthood #coffee #study #peace

#tranquility #thehermit #virgo #majorarcana #iv #eclecticwitchcraft #spirituality #hermes #thoth #mercury #iris #atabey #yucahu #guabancex #boinayel #marohu #cemi #behique

@withregram • @storyandmyth Is an earth and water spirit goddess, she gave birth to herself and is depicted as a frog.

She is the invisible energy moving the fresh waters and marine tides. She has different manifestations, her nurturing side is Caguana: spirit of love, and her violent side is Guabancex mother of storms, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes, this power is not only destructive but one of transformation new life and balance.

She was one of the most important deities for the native people of the Caribbean especially the greater Antilles. Her image can be seen on the stone slabs they left behind.

There is a story from Puerto Rico about a goddess who was in love with the chiefs son Coqui. When he went out to fish she made sure he had a big catch. She appeared to him as a Taíno maiden and they fell in love, she told Coqui she would be back at moonrise but the next evening the sky blackened and winds howled and hurricane (Juracan) came and took him away, she would never see him again so she created this tiny frog that will forever call his name, “Coqui, Coqui”.
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#taino #whistlingfrog #coqui #atabey #storyandmyth #caguana #guabancex #juracan #petroglphs #attabey #waterspirit #earthspirit #earthmother #motherearth #goddess #chalkdrawingskills

Finally some comics I can show! This is an upcoming project incorporating #caribbean folklore like #juracan #guabancex and #ladiablesse written by @jrsosa18 and colored by @ahgcolor

Title: Guabancex’s daughter
I wrote this after thinking about Guabancex and what She represents.

What storms and hurricanes symbolize, other than destruction. Coming from Boriken, I am not afraid of the storms because I am one with them.




#boriken #boricua #taino #taina #indigenous #indigenouswomen #caribbean #caribbeanheritagemonth #puertorico #puertorico🇵🇷 #puertorican #poetry #poetrycommunity #poems #poetsofinstagram #Latina #latinawriter #writersofinstagram #writerscommunity #caribbeanpoetry #atabey #guabancex #tainospirituality #spirituality #bruja #brujasofinstagram #brownwomen #culture #tainoindian #tainoculture

¡Estamos en Temporada Ciclónica!

Nuestros ancestros tenían una creencia particular sobre la formación de huracanes.

Pensaban que la magnitud del huracán estaba conectada a su comportamiento. Si durante el año tuvieron mala fé y ofendieron a los Zemís, Guabancex vendría con furia a destruirlo todo. Si hacían ‘lo correcto’, la temporada ciclónica no les afectaría tanto.

Durante fuertes tempestades se refugiaban en cuevas, también conocidas como el inframundo. En este lugar los Bejikes (sacerdotes/curanderos) y Kacikes (líderes) practicaban ceremonias espirituales.

¡Estamos en temporada ciclónica! ¿Como nos hemos comportado? 🤔😅

Dato curioso: se dice que la palabra Ura-Kán viene del leguaje indígena y significa Ura (viento) y Kán (centro).

Zemis del tiempo y tempestades:

Iguanaboina: la gran serpiente regidora del clima. Posiblemente la versión benévola de Guabancex.

Boinayel: zemí de la lluvia

Marohu: zemí del buen tiempo

Guabancex: ‘la que cuya furia lo destruye todo’. Posiblemente la versión malévola de Iguanaboina.

Guataubá: El que trae truenos, nubes y viento. ¿Posiblemente la versión malévola de Marohu?

Koatriskuie: El que recoge las aguas y las deja caer en los conukos. ¿Posiblemente la versión malévola de Boinayel?

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#kiskeya #ayiti #conocimientoancestral #tainos #huracan #hurricane #temporadaciclonica2021 #guabancex #iguanaboina #boinayel #marohu

Decided to take my black T and customize it a little...a lo Taíno 👹🇵🇷🌞🤙 #jayuya #atabey #yúcahu #juracán #guabancex #caguana

Monday 7th June 2021
GUABANCEX, Wrath
"Ferocious winds blow, be warned...
Ways must change.

Loss is mourned.
Neglect, respect one's path,
and face the fury of her wrath.
By the power of Dark Goddess in me,
Protection in place. Blessed be."

Get ready to be in the eye of the storm that's brewing right now. This card gives me major tower card tarot card vibes. Destruction of the old so the new can surface in your life. Here's a few things it could change: belief systems, relationships, work ethics to name a few (it's gonna change a lot of things so just be ready for anything.) Be prepared for changes as they are coming! Remember it is all for the best and you will be supported by Guabanex through this changes if you stand strong and observe the changes occurring. Once the storm passed you will see all the changes in your life appearing that you needed to start afresh that your soul has been craving!

DARK GODDESS FORESIGHT:
🐈‍⬛Someone is out to make trouble.
🐈‍⬛Your past is catching up with you.
🐈‍⬛Stop antagonising the situation.
🐈‍⬛Your habit of deliberately arousing hostility will alienate you.
🐈‍⬛Don't back down for fear of incurring somebody's fury.
🐈‍⬛Invite peace in to cool that hot temper
🐈‍⬛Watch your words. #guabancex #change #storm #stormy #prepareforchange #darkgoddess #darkgoddessoracle #darkgoddessoraclecards #oracle #oraclecards #oraclecardreader #oraclecardreading #dailycard #dailyoraclecard #dailycards #witch #witchesofig #witchesofinsta #witchesofinstagram #witchywoman #witchywomanvibes #towervibes
Reposted fae ma tarot and oracle card page: @morticiaoracleandtarot

Monday 7th June 2021
GUABANCEX, Wrath
"Ferocious winds blow, be warned...
Ways must change.

Loss is mourned.
Neglect, respect one's path,
and face the fury of her wrath.
By the power of Dark Goddess in me,
Protection in place. Blessed be."

Get ready to be in the eye of the storm that's brewing right now. This card gives me major tower card tarot card vibes. Destruction of the old so the new can surface in your life. Here's a few things it could change: belief systems, relationships, work ethics to name a few (it's gonna change a lot of things so just be ready for anything.) Be prepared for changes as they are coming! Remember it is all for the best and you will be supported by Guabanex through this changes if you stand strong and observe the changes occurring. Once the storm passed you will see all the changes in your life appearing that you needed to start afresh that your soul has been craving!

DARK GODDESS FORESIGHT:
🐈‍⬛Someone is out to make trouble.
🐈‍⬛Your past is catching up with you.
🐈‍⬛Stop antagonising the situation.
🐈‍⬛Your habit of deliberately arousing hostility will alienate you.
🐈‍⬛Don't back down for fear of incurring somebody's fury.
🐈‍⬛Invite peace in to cool that hot temper
🐈‍⬛Watch your words. #guabancex #change #storm #stormy #prepareforchange #darkgoddess #darkgoddessoracle #darkgoddessoraclecards #oracle #oraclecards #oraclecardreader #oraclecardreading #dailycard #dailyoraclecard #dailycards #witch #witchesofig #witchesofinsta #witchesofinstagram #witchywoman #witchywomanvibes #towervibes

UPDATE! Listed in the shop!
New batch of spoons are done!

Will be working on listing them to the shop.🌬🔥
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#art #artist #bamboo #wood #spoons #pyrography #woodburn #artbyfire #taino #boriken #petroglyph #spiritual #atabey #coqui #sol #behike #guabancex #mukaro #selfcare #smallbusiness #honoringancestors

Wood incense holder available in the shop!
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This was created out of bass-wood, which was burned and satin varnished.


The brass holder is a two-for-one use. It can be used for a stick or incense cone - which ever you choose!
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This is my rendition of Atabey-Guabancex, because she burns like incense, but her winds, like the incense smoke, cleanses the path, and allows for constant renewal and growth.🌬🔥
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#art #artist #artbyfire #woodburn #pyrography #incense #incenseholder #incensestick #incensecone #atabey #guabancex #spiritual #altarpiece #sacredspace #taino #boriken #smallbusiness #roots #honoringancestors

Hahom @codigo_taino for sending me these images! The spoons made it to Tibes Indigenous Ceremonial Center, and with the mayowakan!

So blessed to see that my work made it to ancestral grounds.🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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#customer #appreciation #art #artist #pyrography #woodburn #artbyfire #woodspoon #bamboo #mayowakan #taino #boriken #petroglyph #atabey #behike #sol #coqui #guabancex #spiritual #smallbusiness #tibes #ponce #indigenousceremonialgrounds #ancestors

Bibi Atabey - Mother Atabey
Atte itabo era - Mother of Waters

Coaiba Mamona - Heavenly Mother of the Moon
Aturo aya wakia Itiba Cahubaba - Sister of our Ancient Bleeding Mother
Acona wakia Arawaka - Hear our Sacred People
Yemao waka waili - Protect our Children
Wakia Yari - Our Precious Jewels
Busica Waka Ketauri - Give us Life
Inaru-Matum - Generous Woman
Busica wakia Ahia Hu De - Give us your Blessing
Tai Ku Buya Han Han - Good Spirit Yes
Nabori Daca - I am your servant
Jan Jan Katu - So Be It

Guakía Baba, Turey Toca~ Our Father, in the Heavenly Sky,
Guamí-keni, Guamí Kara Ya Güey~Lord of Earth and Sea, Lord of Moon and Sun
Guariko Guakia ~ Come to us
Taíno-Ti, Bo-matúm ~ Good, Holy, Grand and Generous, We honor the Light in you
Busika Guakía Pa-ra Yukubía ~ Give us rain and sustenance
Aje-Kaza-bi ~ Abundant Kasabe...
Calma, Huracan, calma guabancex
Maboya-wa (bad spirit, no)
Yukiyu-han (good spirit, yes)
Nabori daca (i am your servant)
Jan Jan Katü (So be it)

#taino #tainoprayer #guabancex #atabey #jaguarwarriorsociety #colibriwarriorsociety #hummingbirdwarriorsociety #homelandsecurity #cemi #semí #arawak #indigenous #nativeamerican #lokono #guazabara #kachi #sol #ra #turtleisland #koki #kolibri #AnaCaona #AnaKaona #kaona #coqui #yucahu #yocahu

Listen to your mind and body. Rest when they tell you it’s time.

But then you pull yourself together, lift yourself up, dust off your broom, and hop back on that bitch like the badass Witch you are. And so it is time. #witchesofinstagram #Bruja #SoyLaBruja #brujería #PuertoRicanWitch #Atabey #Guabancex #CallingTheAncestors🇵🇷 #IMissYouDaddy

Haven’t casted or worked on any spells since my daddy left us.

And though his true belief was science, he’s with Them/ So now it’s time. #witchesofinstagram #Bruja #PuertoRicanWitch #CallingTheAncestors #brujería #soylabruja #Atabey #Guabancex #borikén #IMissYouDaddy🇵🇷

✨Ancestros ✨ C E M I ✨ gracias @darren_en_su_travesia por venir hasta aquí y por tu linda energía

siempre ✨🐚 #cemi #ancestros #boricua #isls #caribe #ancestors #power #serpent #woman #volcano #pacha #Caribbean #ancestorspeak #guabancex #caribbeanindigenous #caribbeangoddess #caribbeangod #handpoked #handpokedtattoo #tattoo #newjersey #nj #nomachine #newjerseytattoo

Guabancex close ups!!
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Guabancex, the zemi of storms and strong winds.
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#guabancex #zemi #cemi #taino #boriken #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #illustrator #illustration #illustrationartists #draw #drawing #paint #painting #digitalart #digitalillustration #storms #strongwinds

This Cemi is the definitive representation of GuaBanCex.

In this sculpture the powerful deity is represented as a fierce serpent, an animal that Fernandez-Mendez clearly identified as one of the manifestations of the mother spirit. This serpent's body appears coiled about the bulbous sloping form of a kind of mountain whose shape is undeniably that of a human female breast. The way in which the serpent's body is positioned around this divine breast-mountain suggests that it is actually descending down the side and around the mountain presenting a kind of down-hill streaming motion, with its head at the bottom of the mountain and the tail coiled tightly around the top. In this image we see a perfect pictoral representation of the undulating coils of the constrictor snakes that abound on the Caribbean islands, but at the same time we see a clear representation of the downward serpentine, streaming flow of destructive all-consuming lava or pyroclastic flow punctuated at its lower extremity by the wide-open toothy maw of the female serpent as its head reaches the bottom of the mountain.

(Source: http://indigenouscaribbean.ning.com)

#guabancex #caribbeanindigenous #caribbeanvolcano #tainoculture
Reposted from @diasporaboriken

#Repost @diasporaboriken
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This Cemi is the definitive representation of GuaBanCex.

In this sculpture the powerful deity is represented as a fierce serpent, an animal that Fernandez-Mendez clearly identified as one of the manifestations of the mother spirit. This serpent's body appears coiled about the bulbous sloping form of a kind of mountain whose shape is undeniably that of a human female breast. The way in which the serpent's body is positioned around this divine breast-mountain suggests that it is actually descending down the side and around the mountain presenting a kind of down-hill streaming motion, with its head at the bottom of the mountain and the tail coiled tightly around the top. In this image we see a perfect pictoral representation of the undulating coils of the constrictor snakes that abound on the Caribbean islands, but at the same time we see a clear representation of the downward serpentine, streaming flow of destructive all-consuming lava or pyroclastic flow punctuated at its lower extremity by the wide-open toothy maw of the female serpent as its head reaches the bottom of the mountain.

(Source: http://indigenouscaribbean.ning.com)

#guabancex #caribbeanindigenous #caribbeanvolcano #tainoculture . 🤲🏽🤲🏽✊🏽✊🏽💪🏾💯💯 thank u BRO for this.. alotta ppl don't know

I repurposed this illustration I made a while back as a representation of GuaBanCex.

GuaBanCex is much more expansive and inclusive in what she represents. She is not only the mistress of storms. She is also the mistress of all destructive natural phenomena, including earthquakes, volcanos and climate shifts. She is the entity that helps us remember just how vulnerable we are to the vagaries of the elements.

#guabancex

This Cemi is the definitive representation of GuaBanCex.

In this sculpture the powerful deity is represented as a fierce serpent, an animal that Fernandez-Mendez clearly identified as one of the manifestations of the mother spirit. This serpent's body appears coiled about the bulbous sloping form of a kind of mountain whose shape is undeniably that of a human female breast. The way in which the serpent's body is positioned around this divine breast-mountain suggests that it is actually descending down the side and around the mountain presenting a kind of down-hill streaming motion, with its head at the bottom of the mountain and the tail coiled tightly around the top. In this image we see a perfect pictoral representation of the undulating coils of the constrictor snakes that abound on the Caribbean islands, but at the same time we see a clear representation of the downward serpentine, streaming flow of destructive all-consuming lava or pyroclastic flow punctuated at its lower extremity by the wide-open toothy maw of the female serpent as its head reaches the bottom of the mountain.

(Source: http://indigenouscaribbean.ning.com)

#guabancex #caribbeanindigenous #caribbeanvolcano #tainoculture

Is an earth and water spirit goddess, she gave birth to herself and is depicted as a frog.

She is the invisible energy moving the fresh waters and marine tides. She has different manifestations, her nurturing side is Caguana: spirit of love, and her violent side is Guabancex mother of storms, hurricanes, volcanoes and earthquakes, this power is not only destructive but one of transformation new life and balance.

She was one of the most important deities for the native people of the Caribbean especially the greater Antilles. Her image can be seen on the stone slabs they left behind.

There is a story from Puerto Rico about a goddess who was in love with the chiefs son Coqui. When he went out to fish she made sure he had a big catch. She appeared to him as a Taíno maiden and they fell in love, she told Coqui she would be back at moonrise but the next evening the sky blackened and winds howled and hurricane (Juracan) came and took him away, she would never see him again so she created this tiny frog that will forever call his name, “Coqui, Coqui”.
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#taino #whistlingfrog #coqui #atabey #storyandmyth #caguana #guabancex #juracan #petroglphs #attabey #waterspirit #earthspirit #earthmother #motherearth #goddess #chalkdrawingskills

AAAAH I’m finally done!! For class I did a visual series depicting three Taíno deities (Zemis), Yúcahu, Atabey, and Guabancex.


This is the longest I have probably ever spent on my illustrations, and I couldn’t be prouder for how they turned out! I’m currently obsessed with these so beware because I’m gonna post about them a lot 😤
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#taino #puertorico #yúcahu #atabey #guabancex #zemi #art #artist #artistsoninstagram #illustration #illustrator #draw #drawing #deities #paint #painting #digitalart #digitalillustration #digitalpainting

Our mother Atabey #inaru #atabeira #guabancex #coaibamamona #mother #goddess #taino #tainogods #heritage #ancestralwisdom #inaru’turey #atabeylunar #thehouseofzodiac

So absolutely humbled to be featured on @candlemakersofcolor !

Its an extraordinary feeling to be recognized by peers but to be part of a community that supports minority owned candle makers is amazing !

Again, Thank You to everyone who has supported me thus far in whichever way you have It is so very important to come together as a community to support and foster economic independence, cultural awareness, and creativity for small minority owned businesses.

I started Atabey Candle Co not only for my love of candles but to spread awareness of my ancestral roots and heritage. It has been an absolute pleasure to learn and then proceed to educate in my own way.

Lastly I would like to mention @shopcometomama and @ajs.candlecreations ! They are also latina owned candle creators ! Please show them some support!

Love and Light 🌞
#atabeycandleco

#supportlatinaownedbusiness #shopsmall #supportlocalbrands #trendwithnature #fortheculture #atabey #taino #oshun #guabancex #atabeira #yemaya

So absolutely humbled to be featured on @candlemakersofcolor !

Its an extraordinary feeling to be recognized by peers but to be part of a community that supports minority owned candle makers is amazing !

Again, Thank You to everyone who has supported me thus far in whichever way you have It is so very important to come together as a community to support and foster economic independence, cultural awareness, and creativity for small minority owned businesses.

I started Atabey Candle Co not only for my love of candles but to spread awareness of my ancestral roots and heritage. It has been an absolute pleasure to learn and then proceed to educate in my own way.

Lastly I would like to mention @shopcometomama and @ajs.candlecreations ! They are also latina owned candle creators ! Please show them some support!

Love and Light 🌞
#atabeycandleco

#supportlatinaownedbusiness #shopsmall #supportlocalbrands #trendwithnature #fortheculture #atabey #taino #oshun #guabancex #atabeira #yemaya

I’ve decided I’m not gonna finish the entire National Poetry Month (aka all 30 poems).

I have 🚫 energy and I’m moving next month, so...no.

I will, however, wrap up this month with a poem dedicated to each element. I’ll be posting them each day for the next 4 days.

Today it’s wind (hence the Guabancex earrings). This is a short passage I wrote some time ago but was too embarrassed to perform it publicly. But I realized if I can post a poem of me angrily yelling how much I wanna 🦆ing someone (*cringe*), then I can post a piece about the wind.

Although this piece has fantastical elements to it- it is very much a non-fiction piece. 😬 Hahom for listening to this 💛
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#guabancex #wind #poetry #nature #escapril #nationalpoetrymonth #magic #yonkers

Finalmente está aquí. Debí de haberla recibido en una ceremonia hace más de un año, pero el Covid lo impidió.

Hace dos días me llegó por correo. Es la segunda medalla de oro del certamen Florida Book Awards que tengo en mi biblioteca (la primera fue para "La isla de los amores infinitos"). ¡Gracias!

#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #escritora #escritoras #autora #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #loshijosdeladiosahuracán #novela #thriller #thrillerbooks #novelahistorica #novelahistórica #thrillerhistórico #floridabookawards #medalladeoro #mejorlibroenespañol #indigenas #indígenas #conquistadores #cuba #historiadecuba #arqueologia #arqueología #taíno #taino #tainos #taínos #guabancex #premiosliterarios @floridabookawards

Here she is!!! It’s Guabancex the Taino goddess of wind.

#Guabancex #taino #gods #mythology #spirituality #tainomovement #tainoindian #tainoart #tainoculture #procreate #apple #ipad #digitalart #visualart #poc #applepencil #ipadart #symbol #symbolism #fertility #dominicanrepublic #puertorico #quiesqueya #boricua #borinquen #hurricane #wind #illustration #sketch

🏆 Longlisted for the 2021 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature 🏆

To read Guabancex ( @papillotepress ) is to surrender to power. Dominican @tropicaltiesdominica 's slim volume of poetry contains maelstroms of expression, creating space in which the devastation of 2017's Hurricane Maria is both addressed and alchemized. These experimental, lyrical poems confront the hurricane, opening doors to rooms of both safeguarding and survival.

Enter Guabancex, to find what @caribbeanwriter calls "a new voice that speaks with sensitivity, maturity and assurance out of a horrendous experience".

DM to reserve your copies; ask us about our handy mailing options 📮

#CaribbeanPoetry #Guabancex #Dominica

All done with the third incense holder! I had no more small pieces, so I opted for a medium size.

The wood had a blemish so I used acrylic to smooth it out. I actually like it, and it makes it seem like she's wearing a headdress.🥰
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All three are my renditions of Atabey-Guabancex, because she burns like incense, but her winds - like the incense smoke, cleanses the path, and allows for constant renewal and growth.🌬🔥
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Will be listed tomorrow!
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#new #artist #modern #incense #wood #incenseholders #atabey #guabancex #sacred #sacredsmoke #spiritual #aroma #pyrography #woodburn #artbyfire #taino #boriken #smallbusiness

Jajõm @de_la_tribu !!! When I saw the earrings from @de_la_tribu , I wanted them so bad but my ears are stretched so I couldn’t wear them.

So I decided that I had to be creative in order to wear these beautiful earrings. So far, I made one pair into ear hangers and another into ear plugs so I could wear them. I’ll be putting the Guabancex earrings on ear plugs later tonight. But just look at these! I love them so much! One pair is a very colorful Atabey, a colorful Guabancex(goddess of wind and storm *note the sound of the wind in the video*), and a mix match pair of Diosa luna and Taíno bird petroglyph made with real pressed flowers from Borikén. Please follow and check out @de_la_tribu for beautiful earrings inspired by the Taíno culture and Borikén. I will have her info in my highlight entitled “Taíno Artists” by tomorrow. Voy a ordenar más!!! Gracias @de_la_tribu !!! #taino #taíno #tainojewelry #tainoculture #tainosymbols #tainopetroglyphs #petroglyphs #earrings #handcrftedjewelry #atabey #atabeira #guabancex #diosaluna #tainolove #tainoart #tainoartist #puertoricanartist

🚨NEW🚨
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SECOND Set of 4 Cemis (Zemis) Amulets/Nexklaces.


These are my own interpretation of the Supreme Deities made completely out of clay, painted with acrylic paints and sealed with a Sculpey Gloss.

The Zemis are:
*Boinayel or Boinaye (Taíno semi of the Sun)
*Maquetaurie Guayaba (Spirit/God of the Afterlife)
*Guabancex aka Huraca'n (Spirit/Goddess of the Wind/Storms)
*Itiba bahubaba (Spirit/Goddess of Earth)

👇Get Yours Here👇
https://etsy.me/2PLB5nh

#taino #tainoindian #tainoculture #tainoart #tainoartist #tainonation #tainoroots #indigenous #indigenousart #atabey #yucahu #diosaluna #behique #Boinayel #Maquetaurie Guayaba #Guabancex #Itiba bahubaba #itivabahubaba #cemi #semi #zemi

An extremely refined and animated wooden cohoba vessel that depicts #Guabancex the goddess of inclement weather.

Elaborately engraved bird heads and swirls cover the face, arms, legs and platform. All noted symbols for wind and rain associated with Antillean female deities. Hands on either side of the mouth emphasize blowing. Gently curving lines running down the front of the limbs represent flowing water. The jointed arms and legs may reference muscle binding ligatures or the spider, a feminine ally who taught women how to weave and make baskets. The feet terminate as claws. Her face seems to radiate angst at the distruction caused by her capricious behavior. Bird head symbolism dominates the back as well. The small platform below is slightly indented to receive the Cahoba.

(Excerpt from “Taino Hallucinogenic Implements: Inhaling the Cosmic Dust” by Larry Roberts and Alfredo Carrada)

Reposted from @tropicaltiesdominica #Guabancex #Poetry #HurricaneMaria #Survival #Resilience #DominicanWriters #Dominica #Caribbean

https://www.amazon.com/Guabancex-Celia-Sorhaindo/dp/1999776879

🚨NEW🚨
(((WAVE 2)))

SECOND Set of 4 Cemis (Zemis).

These are my own interpretation of the Supreme Deities made completely out of clay, painted with acrylic paints and sealed with a Sculpey Gloss.

The Zemis are:
*Boinayel or Boinaye (Taíno semi of the Sun)
*Maquetaurie Guayaba (Spirit/God of the Afterlife)
*Guabancex aka Huraca'n (Spirit/Goddess of the Wind/Storms)
*Itiba bahubaba (Spirit/Goddess of Earth)

👇Get Yours Here👇
https://etsy.me/3rozlhf

#taino #tainoindian #tainoculture #tainoart #tainoartist #tainonation #tainoroots #indigenous #indigenousart #atabey #yucahu #diosaluna #behique #Boinayel #Maquetaurie Guayaba #Guabancex #Itiba bahubaba #itivabahubaba #cemi #semi #zemi

For some reason, this new batch I'm working on is my favorite set of spoons I've created.


Stay tuned for the restock alert!
#artbyfire 🌬🔥
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#guabancex #bamboo #woodspoons #scooper #restock #art #taino #boriken #spiritual #pyrography #woodburning #spiritual #petroglyphs #symbols #culture #smallbusiness

Guabancex: The Supreme Taino Deity Of Storm ⛈ 🌪
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#art #digitalart #procreate #infinatepaint #explorerpage #latino #latinx #afrolatin #like #like4like #blackgirlmagic #black #blackpower #afropower #natural #beauty #afro #curlygirls #browngirls #tainoindian #taino #guabancex #lareinaartistry #lareina

1) The sun and the moon were born in the same cave, legend states.

The Taino believed that the sun rose from this cave. and hid when the moon emerged from the same cave.

2)Itiva Tahuvava (Itiba bahubaba), a representation of the goddess of Earth, itiva tahuvava is a symbol of the elements. She is a goddess who is the mother of twins. This represents the “four winds” or the four cardinal points that are fundamental to the earth. Itiva Tahuvava is representative of a maternal figure.

3)Maquetaurie Guayaba, Lord of the dead. A frightful enigma is the ruler of Coabey (The Underworld). His demon guard dog Opiel prohibits unworthy souls entrance to the Taino ancestral spirit realm of eternal reward and peace. While the deny dead are curse to roam the world as tormented spirits transformed to nocturnal creatures and zombi9es. Also known as the God of sweetness and delight, the Guayaba berry and bat are his symbols.

4)According to Taíno mythology, the zemi of Guabancex was entrusted to the ruler of a mystical land, Aumatex. This granted her the title of "Cacique of the Wind", but it also imposed the responsibility of repeatedly appeasing the goddess throughout her long reign. Furthermore, due to the importance of the wind for travel between island and the need of good weather imperative for a successful crop, other caciques would offer her part of their food during the cohoba ceremony. However, given Guabancex's volatile temper, these efforts often failed. When they did, she would leave her domain enraged and with the intent of bringing destruction to all in her path, unleashing the juracánes.

#taino #tainoindian #indigenous #indigenousart #indigenousartist #cemi #SunGod #itibatahuvava #ItivaTahubaba #maquetaurieguayaba #Guabancex #tainoculture #tainonation #tainopride #espiritualidad #spirituality

Congrats to Celia Sorhaindo of @tropicaltiesdominica , whose book of poems (“Guabancex") made the longlist for the prestigious OCM Bocas Prize at the @bocaslitfest 🇩🇲📖☺ Let's hope she get's shortlisted soon 🤞🏿

#literature #poetry #Dominica #Guabancex #bocaslitfest

Silent Storms...

When the storm hits, most run & find shelter.

While others love to move to its rhythm,

ride its waves or learned to dance in the rain.

Showing it love to comfort its pain.

A live hit of a thunder, 

Strikes the mind in a wonder,

How bright the colors might be after the thunders?

Every color like every being on earth has its purpose.

The storms are the reasons for the rainbows

Notice the louder it is, the brighter they show

There's no real telling where the winds will blow

This way or that; most can only deal the best way they know

Storms can be destructive with repairs, imperative 

Ground disruptions reveal what's corrupted 

What was, what is,

what can keep us going and how

Some may see the storms as worthless,

While others find healing in their purpose

Lives can change as the rain comforts the pains

Finding guidance in the storms, eyes of silence

Feeling our connectedness; clinging to what remains

Where we come from and where we go back to

is all one and the same

It's interesting to watch the storms,

So many kinds and too many to name.

Still, they all can help one understand

who we are & how we can plan to live peacefully 

and in harmony with these lands.

~LuciLockit 

#MotherKnowsBest #NatureMedicine #Atabey #BorikenBlood #EyeOfTheStorms #Guabancex #JuracanMedicine

This deserves a post on my feed. @borinquengitana created this beautiful rendition of Guabancex, one of the manifestations of Atabey (mother earth), representing hurricanes, winds, & storms.

Initially, this piece was not meant to be released, and I said I would buy it as is because it's so beautiful. I absolutely love the craftsmanship and the details between clay and metal. The wind coming out of its mouth reminds me of myself when I work on woodburn pieces. I'm in another realm blowing incense smoke, but also connected to nature through emotions that waver between storms and calm waters 🌬🔥.
I'm also a lover of small, cute items I can hold and carry with me😁. Jajõm n'itu! 🥰
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#art #artistsupport #taino #boriken #artisan #indigenous #handmade #atabey #guabancex #nature #storms #winds #happycustomer #jajom #thankyou

Cool, crisp air, new shoes, Prosecco, and an arch-eyebrowed Witch who is up to no good....

Y’all betta know what time it is.... Pa que tu lo sepa!!!! P.S. This Witch’s birthday is in T-minus 18 days; In which I will be celebrating as if it were my birthday for the next month or so. Yes. I will be insufferable. #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #Borikén #Prosecco #SoyLaBruja #AfroRican #AfroLatinx #YemayaYOchún #Atabey #Guabancex #SteveMadden #PurpleIsMyLife💜💜💜 #AgeOfAquarius #FebruaryBaby #WinterWitch #TheColdNeverBotheredMeAnyway #SlowTrainTo50 #46NeverLookedSoGood

Guabancex suelta a tus hijos sobre la tierra

#taíno #guabancex

La Guabancex medallion necklace, by Borinquén Gitana. She is strong and divine.

When the wind speaks, listen closely. It is her voice that is carried in the wind, La Guabancex. Hand molded from terracotta clay, hand carved, hand painted and sealed with resin. The beads were also hand crafted from clay. I’ll be sealing the back of this medallion with resin later tonight. The back has my shop name and artist signature carved into the clay. The hand crafted beads and medallion are hanging from a black wax cord necklace that is adjustable. My mother is the one modeling this necklace in the last two photos and it shows the necklace at its shortest but it can be longer if you adjust it on the first link. Guabancex is the Taíno goddess of wind and storm. Do not confuse her with the Taíno god, Juracán, who’s name literally translates to “Hurricane”. She is strong and powerful but not cold hearted like Juracán, who has been corrected numerous times by his brother and Taíno god, Yocahu Bagua Maórocoti. This clay medallion was created with love for my Taíno culture of Borikén. This necklace will be available in my shop later today. #clayart #clayartist #tainoart #tainoartist #taino #taíno #tainoculture #tainopride #tainolove #tainosymbols #tainogoddess #tainopetroglyphs #tainojewelry #necklace #clayjewelry #guabancex #güabancex #handcrafted #handmadejewelry #myetsyshop

Spell has been cast. And now the “coup de grâce”, if you will.

#witchesofinstagram #fuckaroundandfindout #WitchCraft #SoyLaBruja #Atabey #Guabancex #YemayaYOchún #CallTheAncestors #Brujería

💨 🌊 🌪 Guabancex, the Taíno hurricane goddess, speaks

Tune in to twitch.tv/nixieunterwelt at 7 PM EST tomorrow for more from me and
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#guabancex #taina #taino #tainoindian #boricua #puertorico🇵🇷 #kali #oya #orisha #zemi #livemusic #goddess #divinefeminine #divinefeminineenergy #darkfeminine

Again. When it comes to my spell work, I’m a pretty private Witch. Keep fucking with us.

You’ll find out. #witchesofinstagram #SoyLaBruja #PuertoRicanWitch #ashestoashes #Atabey #Guabancex #Taína #callingontheancestors #evilwontwin #BidenHarris2021 #WornockOssoff2021 #deathtotyrrany #blacklivesmatter #InaugurationDay2021 #fuckDrumpf #fuckDrumpfsLemmings #yallgoingtoJAIL

Tracing the etymology of the word hurricane from Indigenous mythology.
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The Tainos- natives of the Caribbean (particularly Haiti/Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Jamaica and even Florida) had knowledge of the spiraling formation of hurricanes long before the colonization of their islands. They believed the goddess Guabancex, was the lady of the winds. Her wrath brought a variety of storms, earthquakes and volcano eruptions to the islands. She is often depicted with an angry face and arms flailing in a “s” shape. Her destructive nature wiped the slate clean and restarted life anew.
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She was assisted by three minor deities. One of them was known as Juracan. He brought heavy spiraling winds to the islands. His name was translated into Spanish as huracan and translated into English as hurricane.
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Taino mythology is still passed down by communities living in the Caribbean islands today.

Pic credit--Girls Museum.

#indigenousmythology #tainomythology #tainoculture #taínoculture #tainocaribbean #tainoart #caribbeanislands #caribbeanamerican #boricuahistory #ayiti #ayitihistory #indigenouscuban #xamayca #indigenousamerican #nativeamerican #guabancex #juracan #juracán #atabey #americanstoriesdiaspora

Christmas Witch #witchesofinstagram #WinterWitch #Borikén🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 #SoyLaBruja #Brujería #Atabey #Guabancex

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#Guabancex

"My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!"

- J.R.R. Tolkien
#harderthanahurricane #guabancex #Tainopower #mamaafrica #musicistheweaponofthefuture #fightthepower #aguaquevacaer #dec22 #BMHC #AAA

#drawing #sketch #guabancex #guatauba #coatriske #huracan #juracan

#drawing #sketch #guabancex #guatauba #coatriske #huracan #juracan

🦅 "The Winds of Change"
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Today was the first run of my newly-completed linocut.

It depicts a harpy, which you may know as the mythological bird-women who punished Phineas for betraying the secrets of the gods. In Dante's Inferno, harpies live in the 7th ring of hell, punishing those who commit suicide. Shakespeare used the word "harpy" to describe a sharp-tongued, disagreeable woman.
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In fact, despite the negative connotation we have with harpies, they are actually the personification of storm winds, bringers of retribution and punishment. The harpy eagle is named after the mythological creature--it is a fearless, formidable bird. I also designed this harpy with Guabancex, the Taíno wind goddess, in mind. Guabancex is a powerful matriarch who controls Huracán, and can invoke the winds of irrevocable change.
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My harpy is a representation of the divine and powerful feminine, bringer of the winds of change.
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#linocut #print #linogravure #latinxartist #harpy #mythology #mythologicalcreature #folklore #guabancex #taínoart #windsofchange #protestart #art #taino #taíno #taínofolklore #greekmythology #harpie #ink

No need for me to ever worry, asé🌱

#softwhitelight #aunni #cosmiccolors #consciousness #growth #spirit #progression #inanna #usualaide #asé #meditation #guabancex #amenti #gaia #ni #heartfrequency

Magick at work. It’s been a great weekend. I feel SO relaxed.

It’s gonna be an amazing week, my loves. Find your smile. Find your peace. And spread that love! 😘😘😘 #witchesofinstagram #DíaDeLosMuertos #Family #WitchWork #SoyLaBruja #Taína #Atabey #Guabancex

And so it is... as above, so below. Spells have been cast, intentions set forth.

This little Witch and her amazing babies were pumped and ready for Samhain 2020. All that’s left is bringing in the Moon water being made tomorrow morning. My sweet loves, I pray you all had the most amazing Halloween despite the situation in this country and around the globe. Change is coming. And to all, A GOOD HALLOW’S EVE!!! #witchesofinstagram #Bruja #Halloween2020 #IAmWitch #FullMoon #HalloweenBlueMoon2020 #WitchWork #DíaDeLosMuertos #Atabey #Guabancex #Taína

Witches rise up.

#witchesofinstagram #SoyLaBruja #MoonMagick #Brujería #WitchCraft #WitchWork #PuertoRicanWitch #WitchesRiseUp #Bruja #WeAreWitches #Witch #ThereIsMagickAfoot #Taína #TaínaWitch #Atabey #Guabancex #YemayaYOchún

And so, the altar has been set. All of my every day tools, tinctures, herbs, and oils are prepared to be blessed.

There are also castings that I am working which are being be set for extra blessings. And works that will be completed tonight. Still lots of work to be done. But now it is time for a relaxing ritual bath and to get ready for my festivities 🤩🤩🤩 Hoping my fellow Witches are ready for our beautiful Mother Moon to make Her showing. Love you, my peeps. Here’s to tonight being everything we dreamed. 🥰😘😍 🌛🌝🌜🌟🌟🌟🌟 #witchesofinstagram #FullMoon #SamhainBlueMoon2020 #IAmWitch #Taína #Atabey #Guabancex #SoyLaBruja #Brujería #WitchyWorks #ThisIsMyHalloween

Witchy wine break. Casting takes patience and research, especially for extremely specific circumstances.

That is something I learned VERY early on. Know what you’re asking for. Know the pros AND cons. Working with Craft is working with Nature. It is ALL ABOUT BALANCE! It is light and dark. Because Nature is both. Mother Moon is both. We are ALL both. #witchesofinstagram #WitchyWorks #HalloweenCasting #beprepared #IAmWitch #Brujería #PuertoRicanWitch #soylabruja #Taína #Atabey #Guabancex

More behind the scenes ! Thank you Iris A. Morales for providing the artistic makeup for the shoot.

To all the talent we thank you. More salsabotage to come! Tune in! #harderthanahurricane #guabancex #abrazoarmy #musicvideo #outtanowhereproductions

#Guabancex #Poetry #HurricaneMaria #Survival #Resilience #DominicanWriters #Dominica #Caribbean

https://www.amazon.com/Guabancex-Celia-Sorhaindo/dp/1999776879

And so it is done. To be complete on Full Moon Of Samhain. As it is spoken, so it shall be.

@candid_pecan Love ya, sis. #witchesofinstagram #witchwork #soylabruja #PuertoRicanWitch #Taína #Atabey #Guabancex #brujería

There is Magick afoot tonight.... #witchesofinstagram #SeasonOfTheWitch #Atabey #Guabancex #Witches #witchwork #IAmWitch #brujería #bruja

Hell yeah... @marielizzeau thank you for my amazing shirt!!!

💖🤩🥰 #witchesofinstagram #marielaveau #100 %thatWitch #SoyLaBruja #brujería #PuertoRicanWitch #Atabey #Guabancex #Taína

When we forget our Taíno beliefs, the goddess punishes us by unleashing winds, storms, and floods.

We cannot control nature, but you can avoid angering Guabancex," "You can begin by remembering the Taínos when you eat guayaba (guava), papaya, or yuca; recline on a hamaca (hammock); and play the maraca. All of these words come from the Taíno language. When you watch the huracán (hurricane) reports on TV, you witness Guabancex in action." They had an elaborate religion where the cemí, a sculptural sacred object, symbolized deities, ancestors, and spirits." I learned that Guabancex controlled the uncontrollable forces of nature. Twin male companions--Guatauba, the god of thunder, and Coastriskie, the god of torrential floods, assisted Guabancex/Huracán. Ramón Pané, a Spanish cleric who chronicled his 1493 travels to the Americas, wrote that the Taínos understood the circular movement of the hurricanes because they painted Guabancex with two big arms moving in opposite directions. Like a hurricane, the Dominican DNA research brought Guabancex storming into my mind. As a child, I was scared of her devastating fury. As a young woman, I admired Guabancex's power. Finally, as woman in my early thirties I recognized the goddess' true meaning. Like the Hindu Kali, Guabancex transforms through destruction.

The Taíno goddess awakened a part of me that I thought was dead.

Just as Abuela said, the Taínos are alive.

Guabancex the Taino goddess of Destruction #taino #guabancex #juracan #taínogods #indigenous #ocoataino #ancestralspirits #arawak🇯🇲 🇨🇺 🇵🇷 🇩🇴 🇱🇨 🇹🇹 🇩🇲 🇧🇸

Big respect and shout-out to the #Bookends team over @jamaicaobserver for featuring me in the #offtheshelf section in Sunday's publication.

Thanks to all the Ones that help to foster the greatness we all have inside @zalikkas @ajus_ward @romarjmusic. #DIVINERIGHTS the novel about Jamaica in 2160 is now available on #amazonkindle #kobo #googleplaybooks & #applebooks
Fitted and geared by @foreverhumble.inc
Linktree in Bio! - Oh, that what you hear is a taste of the sounds off DIVINE RIGHTS - The Soundtrack Album inspired by the novel. El Fuego shall soon arrive and Youn will captivate 🤐
🐊🐉Cover Design by @leightonestic
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It's also a joy and strength to share the page with @tropicaltiesdominica Celia Sorhaindo's poetry collection #GUABANCEX is gripping! Island people share the same wind and understand the respect for nature.
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#author #novels #googleplaybooks #writersnetwork #jamaican #bookstagram #buzzfeedbooks #trekkingwithcoriandré #bookstagrammer #poetry #fiction #caribbean #kingston #jamaicannovels #dominicanrepublic #jamaicanwriter #newyork #caribbeanwriters #greatness

🥑Esta última semana hice pruebas con la tinta misteriosa y shapeshifter de la pepa de aguacate🥑

La mayoría de los aguacates salieron del generoso árbol ubicado en el Huerto Comunitario San Mateo del Batatal @hcsmdb 🌿 Además de estudiar matojos, este proyecto busca darle otra mirada a muchas plantas domesticadas que los acompañan y cuyas usos no conocemos aun. El aguacate lleva acompañando los pueblos del Caribe y de las Américas por milenios y aparece en la mitología maya, al igual que en sus calendarios solares para el mes 14 de Haab o K’ank’in (foto 6). En Borikén es nuestra profeta y orácula que avisa la posible llegada de huracanes. Hoy día es una planta explotada por la agroindustria y responsable por la desforestación de muchos bosques, así que les exhorto a que respeten su temporada local y desvíen su consumo de los aguacates del exterior. Además de proveer alimento y medicina para humanes y otros animales, su pepa contiene taninos - sustancias químicas astringentes y amargas que producen un color marrón / rojo oscuro útil para tintas y teñido de telas. En forma de tinta se va transformando gradualmente por varias horas desde que toca el papel, de transparente, a un rosa viejo, y varios colores con modificadores de pH. Para hacerla, le das un scrub a 4 pepas de aguacatey le quitas la cáscara. Las picas y las hierves con ceniza de soda hasta que oscurezca, por 20 a 30 minutos. Usa guantes de fregar para manejar la ceniza de soda y asegura que haya buena ventilación. Yo no usé ceniza de soda, sino que herví la mezcla en una olla hierro por 10 minutos y luego lo vertí a otra olla a hervir a fuego lento por 1 hora más. Lo cuelas y pasas a un envase con gotero, añades media cucharadita de goma arábica y dos gotas de aceite de clavo. Estoy en proceso de preparar varios envases para la venta, con fines de recaudar dinero para herramientas del huerto. Pendientes. Experimenten, exploren. Les quiero 🌿❤️🥑 #tintasnaturales #aguacate #avocadoink #makeink #caribbeanpigments #pigmentosdelcaribe #naturalpigments #boricuaartists #guabancex #huracán #art #watercolor #acuarela

🥑Esta última semana hice pruebas con la tinta misteriosa y shapeshifter de la pepa de aguacate🥑

La mayoría de los aguacates salieron del generoso árbol ubicado en el Huerto Comunitario San Mateo del Batatal @hcsmdb 🌿 Además de estudiar matojos, este proyecto busca darle otra mirada a muchas plantas domesticadas que los acompañan y cuyas usos no conocemos aun. El aguacate lleva acompañando los pueblos del Caribe y de las Américas por milenios y aparece en la mitología maya, al igual que en sus calendarios solares para el mes 14 de Haab o K’ank’in (foto 6). En Borikén es nuestra profeta y orácula que avisa la posible llegada de huracanes. Hoy día es una planta explotada por la agroindustria y responsable por la desforestación de muchos bosques, así que les exhorto a que respeten las temporadas de sus variedades locales y desvíen su consumo de los aguacates del exterior. Además de proveer alimento y medicina para humanes y otros animales, su pepa contiene taninos - sustancias químicas astringentes y amargas que producen un color marrón / rojo oscuro útil para tintas y teñido de telas. En forma de tinta se va transformando gradualmente por varias horas desde que toca el papel, de transparente, a un rosa viejo, y varios colores con modificadores de pH. Para hacerla, le das un scrub a la pepa y le quitas la cáscara. La picas y la hierves hasta que oscurezca, por 20 a 30 minutos. Algunas personas añaden carbonato de sodio para enaltecer el color, pero no le eché y quedó chévere. Lo cuelas y pasas a un envase con gotero, añades media cucharadita de goma arábica y dos gotas de aceite de clavo. Estoy en proceso de preparar varios envases para la venta, con fines de recaudar dinero para herramientas del huerto. Pendientes. Experimenten, exploren. Les quiero 🌿❤️🥑 #tintasnaturales #aguacate #avocadoink #makeink #caribbeanpigments #pigmentosdelcaribe #naturalpigments #boricuaartists #guabancex #huracán #art #watercolor #acuarela

Hello, my loves!!! HAPPY SUNDAY!!! Just another check in to say hello and chat!!!

How are we doing today?!!! Are we smiling??? I hope you are. Love and light to my amazingly awesome peeps! Keep fighting the good fight and make sure you TREAT CHOSELF!!! Love you!!! 😘😘😘 #witchesofinstagram #40WeekChallenge #Week12Of40 #strengthtraining #runner #returnoftheveggiechronicles #Bustelo #PuertoRicanWitch🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷 #Borikén #SalsaSundays💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 #HappyWitch #SoyLaBruja #Brujería #Taína #AfroLatino #Atabey #Guabancex #SMILE #TREATCHOSELF #loveyourselves #loveeachother #SPREADTHEHAPPY #DONTSPREADTHECOVID #washyourgotdamnhandsfool

Pissing off racists, one shitbag at a time #witchesofinstagram #fuckwhitesupremacy #fuckDrumpf #fuckDrumpfsLemmings #witchesagainstwhitesupremecy #PuertoRicanWitch #brujería #Atabey #Guabancex #YemayaYOchún #TaínaWitch #Borikén #SoyLaBruja

'Bout to Fire this ole girl back Up...💎🐉💓💖💞💘🔮🌛🌝🌜💫🌟✨👣👣👣🔥 🔥 🔥 #Guabancex #HekalTiamat

🌪 Guabancex moodboard ⛈





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La luna llena 🖤 que belleza de la vida preciosa


#lunallena #fullmoon #porchview #porchvibes #tablerockmountain #touchthesky #moongazing #loveisalwaystheanswer #diosaluna #jibarasoy #jibarito #guabancex #taíno #borikua

#soyboricua #taino #zemitaino #boricua #yocahú #opielguabirón #guabancex #atabey #huracan #yayaboriqua #guatauva #moboyas 🌎☀️⚡️

The drawing of Guabancéj is now available in prints, totes, facemasks and more. Here:

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Thank you for supporting living artists!

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#Guabancex


“Diosa de los vientos, espíritu caótico e indomable, cuando se sentía ofendida enviaba los "juracanes" -vientos arremolinados que todo lo destruyen- para manifestar su furia sobre los desobedientes. Es el aspecto destructivo de la madre divina, la diosa del huracán causa estragos en las Antillas.
Airada e iracunda, vivía en los dominios de Aumatex, cacique de la tierra de los vientos, de donde salía siempre enojada; con sus dos ayudantes -Coatrisquie y Guataubá-, conminaba a los demás cemíes para que se unieran a la destrucción, recogiendo el agua del mar y de las montañas para luego dejarla caer sobre las cosechas.
En la ceremonia de la Cohoba el cacique y los líderes espirituales le ofrendaban frutos recolectados y parte de la cosecha, entendían que calmando el hambre de la diosa ganaban su favor”. (Via pueblosoriginarios.com)

“El cemí Guabancex estaba en el país de un gran cacique de los principales, que se llamaba Aumatex; este cemí es mujer, y dicen que hay otros dos en su compañía: el uno es anunciador, y el otro recogedor y gobernador de las aguas. Cuando Guabancex se encoleriza, dicen que hace correr el viento y el agua, echa por tierra todas las cosas y arranca los árboles; este cemí dicen que es mujer, y está hecho de piedras de aquel país; los otros dos cemíes que están en su compañía don dichos, el uno Guatauva, y es pregonero y heraldo, que por mandato de Guabancex ordena que todos los otros cemíes de aquella provincia ayuden a que haga viento y caiga lluvia. El otro se llama Coatrisquie, y de éste dicen que recoge las aguas en los valles entre las montañas, y después las deja correr para que destruyan el país. Así lo tienen por cierto”. (FuenteFray Ramón Pané)

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#taíno #mitología #cultura #herencia #antillana #caribeña #puertorico






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3,059 razones para vivir. 🇵🇷🖤

#yaya #guabancex #atabey #bawa #bagua #neverforget #huricanemaria #vive #sigue #nopares #boriken #puertorico #siemprelibre #paz #luquillo #isleña #caribbean #karibik #caribeña #tainonation #sobrevivencia

Who’s the baddest Witch in town? #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #brujería #SoyLaBruja #Taíno #Atabey #Guabancex #Witches #WitchCraft #IAmWitch

What do we do when the Season of the Witch rolls around?

Why, we binge watch American Horror Story, of course. Coincidentally, I’m on Season Three: Coven. Oh, and on Fridays, we wear black. And on Saturdays, and Sundays, and Mondays, and Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and Thursdays........ #witchesofinstagram #IAmWitch #SoyLaBruja #PuertoRicanWitch #AHSCoven #fionagoode #marielaveau #cordeliafoxx #neworleans #brujería #voodoo #Atabey #Guabancex #OnAllDaysWeWearBlack #WitchCraft #Witch #WitchBitch

Had to steal it from my big bro @odin_da_allfather Everything right here is everything I am.

I’ll never look to cause pain. But come for me or my family and loved ones and I’ll be the only thing you remember for the rest of your days. Not a threat. Not a promise. Just facts. #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #wannabeVikingQueen #SoyLaBruja #brujería #DaughterOfTheMoon #Craft #NaturesKeeper #Atabey #Guabancex #WitchesAgainstWhiteSupremacy #IAmWitch

Huracan, una palabra con nombre propio.
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#huracan #hurakan #hurricane #mayas #tainos #juracan #guabancex #palabras #words

LAURA Non Ce #güabancex #guabancex #thurderwithin #thunderstorm #thunderonlyhappenswhenitsraining #lalluvialavalamaldad #republicadominicana💚🍃🍃🍃🍻🍻🌊🌊🌊 #raining #unbreakablakevideo

Encontré la inspiración en medio de la tormenta. Hoy pasó por nuestra isla Borikén la tormenta Laura.

Y mientras aumentaba la fuerza de sus vientos y caían aguaceros, dibujé a Guabancex, representación de las fuerzas naturales de las tormentas y el hurakán para los Taínos.
Dibujo a carbón y tiza blanca sobre papel Strathmore gris.

Así escribió Fray Ramón Pané, en 1498:
"El cemí Guabancex estaba en el país de un gran cacique de los principales, que se llamaba Aumatex, el cual cemí es mujer y dicen que tiene otros dos en su compañía, el uno es pregonero y el otro recogedor y gobernador de las aguas; y cuando Guabancex se enfurece dicenque hace mover el viento y el agua y echa por tierra las casas, y deriva los árboles..."
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#taino #taina #frayramonpane #guabancex #boriken #tainos #tainoart #tainoculture #nativeamerican #stormlaura #tormentalaura #puertorico #art #ancestors #nature #naturespirits #natureforces #charcoaldrawing #portrait #drawing #caribbean #caribe #eyeri #artandculture #arte2020 #inspired #inspiration #blackandwhite #storm #nativepeople

withregram • @circleofthegrove ⚡️Blessed be seeds of power, and happy Thor’s day!

Since today is named after the Norse god of thunder, and we begin one of the peak months from the hurricane season, we thought it was the perfect time to continue with our indigenous ancestry series and speak about a very feared but VERY powerful Taino goddess.

🌬Known as 'Lady of the Winds', Guabancex is the Taino goddess of hurricanes who reigns in the storm, and serves as ‘the great destroyer’. Legend says she lived in the wind lands of chief Aumatex, and, thou greatly feared by the Taino people, this goddess was not seen as a malevolent deity, but rather a manifestation of Atabey’s fury. (Allen. 2017) Commonly depicted with an angry face in the center of a disk & her arms flailing on either side symbolizing the circular path of a cyclone, she devastated the conucos* & villages whenever the people did not give devotion or tribute to their cemíes (deities). To calm her hunger and win her favor, the cacique (chief) and the behiques (spiritual leaders) would offer their harvested fruits and part of the harvest during the Cohoba*. This goddess also had three male deities who helped her in her quest: Guataubá (god of thunder and lightning), Coatrisquie (god of water floods) and Juracán (god of chaos and from where -it is said- the word huracán-hurricane- comes from). Together, they would bring the worst of disasters, including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (Wilkinson. 2020) In many Caribbean islands, she is often compared with the African Orixa 'Oyá', also a goddess of violent storms & winds.

*Taino term to name a place where food is sown
*Most important spiritual ceremony for Tainos

🌳Written by Jennifer Rivera, High Priestess
🌳References:
- Allen, Devon. Mythological Girls: Guabancex. GirlMuseum.org 2017 ( @girlmuseum )
- Wilkinson, Phillip. Mitos y Legendas. Penguin Random House. 2020
🌳Image by Unknown Artist (please tag if you know the artist)

#guabancex #hurricane #hurricanegoddess #tainogoddess #cemi #cemies #tainodeities #diosahuracan #diosataina #atabey #taino #tainopeople #puertorico #cuba #dominicanrepublic #indigenousancestors #caribbeanbrujas

⚡️Blessed be seeds of power, and happy Thor’s day!

Since today is named after the Norse god of thunder, and we begin one of the peak months from the hurricane season, we thought it was the perfect time to continue with our indigenous ancestry series and speak about a very feared but VERY powerful Taino goddess.

🌬Known as 'Lady of the Winds', Guabancex is the Taino goddess of hurricanes who reigns in the storm, and serves as ‘the great destroyer’. Legend says she lived in the wind lands of chief Aumatex, and, thou greatly feared by the Taino people, this goddess was not seen as a malevolent deity, but rather a manifestation of Atabey’s fury. (Allen. 2017) Commonly depicted with an angry face in the center of a disk & her arms flailing on either side symbolizing the circular path of a cyclone, she devastated the conucos* & villages whenever the people did not give devotion or tribute to their cemíes (deities). To calm her hunger and win her favor, the cacique (chief) and the behiques (spiritual leaders) would offer their harvested fruits and part of the harvest during the Cohoba*. This goddess also had three male deities who helped her in her quest: Guataubá (god of thunder and lightning), Coatrisquie (god of water floods) and Juracán (god of chaos and from where -it is said- the word huracán-hurricane- comes from). Together, they would bring the worst of disasters, including earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (Wilkinson. 2020) In many Caribbean islands, she is often compared with the African Orixa 'Oyá', also a goddess of violent storms & winds.

*Taino term to name a place where food is sown
*Most important spiritual ceremony for Tainos

🌳Written by Jennifer Rivera, High Priestess
🌳References:
- Allen, Devon. Mythological Girls: Guabancex. GirlMuseum.org 2017 ( @girlmuseum )
- Wilkinson, Phillip. Mitos y Legendas. Penguin Random House. 2020
🌳Image by Unknown Artist (please tag if you know the artist)

#guabancex #hurricane #hurricanegoddess #tainogoddess #cemi #cemies #tainodeities #diosahuracan #diosataina #atabey #taino #tainopeople #puertorico #cuba #dominicanrepublic #indigenousancestors #caribbeanbrujas #latinbrujas #latinpagans #oya

The trees... they be speaking in tongues. #guabancex #oya #isaiahstorm

🌕& 🌀 ancestral inspiration tonight.

motivated to get started on more incense burners......Ganesha’s mukut even has a little hurricane rainbow showing off tonight @crystal_lion_gems 😍 #followthesigns #artomaticartist #art #incenseburner #hurricaneisaias #fullmoon #Guabancex #taino #juracán

The first one was TECHNICALLY this morning LOL This post comes with an additional Witchy message for my Witchy humxns out there!!!

Florida peeps, STAY SAFE! But we got this! SHIT! We did Frances AND Jeanne in 2004! This ain’t nothing. And to all my loves EVERYWHERE, wherever you may be! Please wear your masks. WASH the masks you can! Wash your hands. Social distance. Love yourselves. Love each other. You know I genuinely love you all. SMILE #witchesofinstagram #YoSOYLaBruja #PuertoRicanWitch #Isaias #Atabey #Guabancex #Juracán #TheElders #CallingTheAncestors #DarkWitchLightMagick #DarkMagickIsNecessary

😍😍😍 HOW ARE WE THIS FINE MORNING?!?! For my Florida peeps, I don’t know about you, but my Hurricane Isaias mimosas are ready!!!

The good things about it is that we intelligent people have been self quarantining outside of having to go to work and getting household necessities anyway, so being stuck inside is basically the norm at this point!!! I’m just praying the power doesn’t go out because Netflix is my life right now. LOLOL OKAY, MY LOVES!!! You BETTER BE SMILING!!! TREAT CHOSELF! I don’t care if it’s that new writing pen you’ve been eyeing! A long bubble bath that is way overdue! That book you’ve been meaning to sit down to!!! DO IT BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT! Then take all that happiness you just filled yourself with and SPREAD IT!!! I’ll be keeping my “Up North” peeps updated on Mr. Isaias and his shenanigans later! Love you, my peeps! STAY HAPPY AND STAY SAFE!!! #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #soylabruja #brujería #Atabey #Guabancex #Juracán #HurricaneIsaias2020 #SMILE #TREATCHOSELF #loveyourselves #loveeachother #SPREADTHEHAPPY #DONTspreadtheCoVid #wearagoddamnmaskfool #washyourhands

PRAY FOR MY ISLAND 🙏🇵🇷 #weatherwarfare is very real.

#GeoEngineering and #HAARP have been working overtime for too long. soon this shall be reversed, i will grid Yuké and the rest of the motherlands with #chembuster ‘s
#blacksunorgonite #orgoneenergy #tensorrings #succorpunch @viol3tflam3alch3my

The Supreme Zemís have been forgotten, disrespected, and taunted. but with this new age, the #AgeOfAquarius no longer shall #Guabancex ( #Juracán )over power & dominate the land. balance WILL be restored so that the inhabitants of #Borikén will be protected by #Yucahú , the God of Creation, the skies, the sea, bountiful harvest, and peace. AS IT ONCE WAS IN THE BEGINNING, SO SHALL IT BE IN THE END 🧞‍♂️ #MAYAGUEZ #ELYUNQUE #LUQUILLO #WATERBEARER #limpiaespiritu #SAGRADO #agualita bendita🧜‍♂️

PRAY FOR MY ISLAND 🙏🇵🇷 #weatherwarfare is very real.

#GeoEngineering and #HAARP have been working overtime for too long. soon this shall be reversed, i will grid Yuké and the rest of the motherlands with #chembuster ‘s #tensorrings
#blacksunorgonite #orgoneenergy #succorpunch @viol3tflam3alch3my

The Supreme Zemís have been forgotten, disrespected, and taunted. but with this new age, the #AgeOfAquarius no longer shall #Guabancex ( #Juracán )over power & dominate the land. balance WILL be restored so that the inhabitants of #Borikén will be protected by #Yucahú , the God of Creation, the skies, the sea, bountiful harvest, and peace. AS IT ONCE WAS IN THE BEGINNING, SO SHALL IT BE IN THE END 🧞‍♂️ #MAYAGUEZ #ELYUNQUE #LUQUILLO #WATERBEARER #limpiaespiritu #SAGRADO agualita bendita

We hope that everyone is safe and sound during the passing of Isaias on the Caribbean.

May Hekate keep you in her sacred cave with her torch lighting up your way and warming you up with love and strength. She was also known as The Lady Of Storms of Change, similar to the Taino Goddess Guabancex. May the changes that are occurring in your life bring forth the enlightenment needed for your journey to continue. Blessed be.

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Esperamos que todo el mundo esté sano y salvo durante el paso de Isaías por el Caribe. Que Hekate los mantenga en su cueva sagrada y su antorcha ilumine su camino, manteniéndolos cubiertos con amor y fuerza. Ella era también considerada La Dama de la Tormentas del Cambio al igual que la diosa Taina Guabancex. Que los cambios que estén ocurriendo en sus vidas traigan consigo la iluminación necesaria para continuar el camino. Bendecidos sean.

#ladyofstorms #guabancex #hekate #stormseason #caribbeanwitches #brujascaribeñas

Atabey is the Taino Mother Earth, fertility, and water diety, and through my journey reconnecting

with my ancestors, decolonizing my mind, my body, and how I find myself in this world, Atabey, in her many forms, has guided me every step of the way. This journey of reclaiming my indigeneity and my ancestral culture and wisdom has felt like coming home. Like everything in my life was leading me here. Like my ancestors were holding my hand and allowing me to take my time, to arrive when I was ready. I am so grateful for the space that @sacredtainohealing @irkamateo provides for myself and my relatives to gather and connect and heal with one another. This collective, sacred, healing space has taught me so much and I am beyond thankful.
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#atabey #guabancex #taino #tainoart #boriken #decolonize #reclaimyourpower #reclaimyourspirituality #reclaimyourculture #reclaim #acrylicpainting #tainoart #puertorican #ancestralhealing

News flash to any holier than thou bible thumpers:

every Easter egg you paint, birthday candle you blow out, “Christmas” tree you put up, Halloween costume you wear, Valentine’s Day gift you get, star you wish on, Full Moon you looK to, YOU’RE PRACTICING MAGICK!!!! Sorry to burst your bubble. #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #Bruja #SoyLaBruja #WitchyWorks #WitchCraft #IAmWitch #MoonChild #Atabey #Guabancex

Even Mother Nature and Lady Liberty have had enough.

Yo, Drumpfian KKKlan, the sun is setting on your time here. You’re done. #witchesofinstagram #witchesagainsttrump #witchesagainstwhitesupremecy #PuertoRicanWitch #Atabey #Guabancex #werestillhere #stillstanding #theresistance

You ever have one of those days that you just wake up feeling like a bad ass???

And you know something is up? And then you hop on IG and (SWIPE LEFT) you see your fellow Witches are just brewing something up their sleeves @witchy_quotes and then you realize it’s time to throw on the eyeliner, call the ancestors, awaken your inner darkness, and set shit off??? Yeah. Today is that fucking day. @candid_pecan @odin_da_allfather @atlmorena @_lyssalovely @missdaisynyc @singbeccab @mb.thatsme @mlbutterflies @craftyrose55 @rorschwax @floridahousewife1120 @belkise.elena @dulcetselene we got some Moon work to do. And to any baby Witches out there, hit us up and check out @candid_pecan and @witchy_quotes pages. Some serious amazing advice there. #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #SoyLaBruja #brujería #Atabey #Guabancex #YemayaYOchún #MoonChild #fuckDrumpf #fucktheGOP #witchesagainstwhitesupremecy #BlackLivesMatter #AfroLatina #werestillhere #stillstanding #theresistance

To all you small, pathetic, mindless incels that come to my threads and try to incite nonsense with your ignorance.

As I’ve said, I typically don’t respond, not out of a lack of anything to say, there’s just no point in educating people that mentally defunct. But when I do have the extra time on my hands, after I make you feel as stupid as you are and give you time to read the big words, you will get blocked. And please note that I am well aware of how hard you will work to create a new bot account so you can look for me and spew your stupidity again. Because you really are that pathetic and have that much time on your hands. Nothing pleases me more than to be entertained by a bunch of uneducated knuckle dragging Drumpftards. It’s like shooting fish in a barrel. #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #soylabruja #bruja #AfroLatina #MoonChild #Atabey #Guabancex #MaleficentIsMe #BlackLivesMatter #LGBTQIA #werestillhere #stillstanding #theresistance #fuckDrumpf #fuckDrumpfsSheep #fucktheNRA #fucktheKKK

The official hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) is from June 1st through November 30th.



#WestIndianAmerican #WestIndian #WestIndianAndProud #WIAtribe #Caribbean #American #NativeAmerican #Indigenous #Religion #Arawak #Taino #Goddess #Guabancex #Deity #Storm #Thunder #Wind #Hurricane #HurricaneSeason #Huracán #Juracan #Bahamian #PuertoRican #Jamaican #Cuban #Haitian #Dominican #WestIndies

#taino #art #murals #galeriadelacalle #streetart #colors #eyeri #manigüa

#grafitti #arte #indigenouslivesmatter #indigenousart #indigenouswomen #atabey #guabancex #flowers #caribe #boricua #instagram #onestarfilms #okon #native #photography #spiritual #darkart #povosindigenas

#taino #art #murals #galeriadelacalle #streetart #colors #eyeri #manigüa

#grafitti #arte #indigenouslivesmatter #indigenousart #indigenouswomen #atabey #guabancex #flowers #caribe #boricua #instagram #onestarfilms #okon #native #photography #spiritual #darkart #povosindigenas @urbeapie

#happy #goddess #friday

Using the Goddess Guidance Oracle and Dark Goddess decks...



#hathor is saying allow yourself to receive and refill your cup. You've been giving entirely too much. Sit on your thrown and allow things, opportunities, wishes, gifts, etc, to flow to you.

#guabancex is reminding you to calm the fuck down. Too many of you have been caught up in wrath and rage. There is also a warning. When we engage in wrath there's a tendency for it to strongly come back and kick us in the ass. Find your inner peace, find your inner joy and love. #surrender anything that causes your #frequency to go down over to your #spiritteam
With Aries in Mars, a dominion, remember to remain calm because things can spin out of control fast!

I love you #infinitedivinebeings 😘

Play with me. I’ll light a candle and drop a damn house on your sister.

👊🏾👊🏻👊🏿👊🏼👊🏽 #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #Atabey #Guabancex #CallTheAncestors #Yemaya #Ochún #IGotThis

Hot off the press! New #Guabancex high quality #sticker now in the #etsy shop!

#taino #nativeamerican #hurricane #bumpersticker #art #drawing #painting #storm #earthquake #flood #tsunami #typhoon #puertorico #boriken #kiskeya #ayiti #haiti #jamaica #puertoricanart #dominicanart #cuba #cubanart #caribbeanart #caribbean

Sent out...Weather Theatre Experiment: #1 #stormdaemons #guabancex

Sahara dust storm that is coming our way may just be more than a physical act on earth.

It can be seen as the retrograde of our ancestors. Planets have retrograde so why not earthly activities too. The duststorm that is coming from West Africa might be our lost ancestors trying to find us, us who are from the Caribbean, Latin and North America. This happens every year but this year it’s stronger than ever, coincidence considering the social changes that are happening in relations to the #blackcommunity ? I call this dust storm an earthly retrograde funded by our ancestors. •



#bruja #saharadesert #ifa #brujeria #brujasofinstagram #witch #witchcraft #witches #witchythings #witchesofinstagram #witchyvibes #hurricane #altar #afrolatina #witchery #taino #mistico #indigenous #spiritualgrowth #ancestors #santeria #hoodoo #rootwork #yemaya #hurricaneseason #witchy #guabancex #spirituality #witchesofcolor

Excited to share this item from my #etsy shop:

#Guabancex #skateboard #acrylicpainting #taino #indigenous #native #nativeamerican #caribbean #boriken #puertorico #dominicanrepublic #jamaica #cuba #haiti

Excited to share this item from my #etsy shop:

#Guabancex #skateboard #acrylicpainting #taino #indigenous #native #nativeamerican #caribbean #boriken #puertorico #dominicanrepublic #jamaica #cuba #haiti

Calling all Witches! Keep on casting. We’re not done yet.

#witchesofinstagram #blacklivesmatter #PuertoRicanWitch #SanMartínDePorres #VirgenDeLaCaridad #CallingTheAncestors #Atabey #Ochún #Guabancex #werestillhere #stillstanding #theresistance

To my fellow sisters and brothers, you know what tomorrow night means.

It’s one hell of an opportunity to set some intentions and send those energies out into the Universe. Been working on something for a hot minute. Time to give Karma a faster route. #witchesofinstagram #PuertoRicanWitch #bruja #soylabruja #Witchcraft #WitchsWork #FullMoon #MaidenMotherCrone #DarkWitch #Solitary #theoldreligion #Atabey #Moboyas #Guabancex #Guatauva #YemayáYOchún #fuckDrumpf #fuckDrumpfsLemmings #fuckracists #fucktheKKK #fuckpolicebrutality #BlackLivesMatter

Los invito a suscribirse al canal!!!!Las creencias religiosas https://youtu.be/FzEtNIyH3Js

#religióntaína #guabancex #guatauba #iguanaboina #atabey #yocahú #coatrisquie #tainolives #cemi #cemis #taíno #religionancestraltaina #borinken #precolombino #precolombina #arawak @amanax_ri

Los invito a suscribirse al canal!!!!Las creencias religiosas https://youtu.be/FzEtNIyH3Js #religióntaína #guabancex #guatauba #iguanaboina #atabey #yocahú #coatrisquie #tainolives #cemi #cemis #taíno

Back to art related stuff.. Finished my piece of Guabancex, goddess of the storms and hurricanes.


#illustration #mythology #taino #tainomythology #goddess #deity #storms #hurricanes #guabancex #juracan #folklore #myth #nsfw #art #digitalart #myart #instaart #instaartist

W.I.P.: Guabancex, goddess of the storms and hurricanes.


#illustration #mythology #taino #tainomythology #goddess #deity #storms #hurricanes #guabancex #folklore #myth #nsfw #art #digitalart #myart #instaart #instaartist

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#Guabancex
#CeliaASorhaindo


On 18 September 2017, a category 5 hurricane, the worst in recorded history, hit the Caribbean island of #Dominica. #HurricaneMaria destroyed lives and land. Nothing would be the same again. Guabancex, the first published collection of poems by Celia A. Sorhaindo, explores the complex mix of experiences and emotions, both during and after the event.

JURACÁN NO ERA UN DIOS
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Antes yo pensaba que Juracán era el dios de la destrucción y el mal, que traía los epónimos huracanes a la isla.

Hasta hice esta ilustración del supuesto dios cuando estaba en la universidad. Por eso me voló la mente unos años después, cuando me enteré que juracán era solo el nombre de la tormenta. Los juracanes eran traídos por Guabancex, la diosa del desbalance climatológico, asistida por sus dos siervos, Guataubá, encargado del mal tiempo, los vientos y las lluvias, y Coatrisquie, encargado de recoger y agrupar las aguas en los valles entre las montañas.
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Imagen de Guabancex (2do slide) tomada del libro Mitología y religión de los Taínos, de Sebastían Robiou Lamarche
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#taino #taíno #taínos #tainos #juracán #juracan #huracán #guabancex #mitologia #mitología #borikén #boriken #puertorico #historia #autor #historiapuertorriqueña #historiadepuertorico #escritor #boricuawriters #ilustracion #ilustración #fantasia #librosdefantasia

Cohoba Stand. Tabako. Rapéh. Embracing the Taíno in me!!! Embracing the Taíno in me.

Blessed to be able to honor the ancestors with their practices, Honor them with my art. I’m so happy I get to share it with you and receive all the positive feedback. Thank you for your support. Thank you for your likes and shares.
More Sculptures and other amazing pieces coming soon. So please follow me. THANK you!!! #taino #tainos #tainoart #tainoindian #taíno #tainoindians #tainopride #tainoculture #tainonation #naboriacrafts #tabako #guabancex #cemi #semi #indigenousart #indigenous

Finally!!! Cohoba stand done!

Here depicted is Guabancex, the Goddess of inclement weather.

Sculpted with swirls covering face, arms, legs, back and platform. Noted symbols of wind and rain associated with Antilles female deities.
Hands on each side of the mouth emphasize blowing. Lines running down the front and sides represent flowing water. The top small platform is slightly indented to receive Cohoba.
Hope you guys love this as much as I do. It will hurt departing from it! Seriously!!! #❤️ #Taino #tainoart #tainos #tainoindians #tainopride #tainoculture #tainonation #tainocemi #cemi #guabancex #rapé #cohoba #cohobastand

Working on new designs for ceramic flutes! Also made my first chincha quena flute replica.

These are the largest ceramic flutes I’ve built so far!
The largest one is made in commemoration of the Taino word huracan (hurricane), related to the wind and a transformation of the cemi Guabancex.
FYI- No, that isn’t wine, for all who know me and question. It’s grape juice.... lol

#archaicroots #taino #flute #nativeamericanflute #huracan #guabancex #cemi #ceramicflute #quena #chincha #indigenous #instrument #ceramics

Being taught every Night how to gather my Forces...🎶🎤🎶🐲💎🐉💗💋⚡🐬🌛🌕🌜🌸🌈😜 #goldenlight #guabancex #Mother

My GMa is definitely Atabey...I've gotta master Her Piscean tranquility so I don't get caught up in my own damn winds all the Time...Oh well...Practice makes perfect...lollll....

#guabancex

Missed last Dark Moon...And it shows...lolllll....🎶🎤🎶🐲💎🐉💖🌛🌕🌜💋⚡🐬😍😜😍 #guabancex #HekalTiamat

"Wash away the reign." #guabancex 🎶🎤🎶🐲🐉💎🐬🌛🌝🌜⚡⚡⚡💋💓💕💖 #cosmicwinds

Guabancex

Venerada por los taínos, los habitantes precolombinos de las Antillas.

La consideraban la señora de los vientos, una deidad femenina que reinaba en la tormenta y que a su paso lo destruía todo.

"She's a hurricane in all kinds of weather..." #guabancex

Thanks to Polly @papillotepress for doing such a great job with publishing my #HurricaneMaria

themed #poetry pamphlet called Guabancex and thanks to a whole list of other people too, for their Love, Support and Encouragement. Available now from https://inpressbooks.co.uk/products/guabancex and Amazon.co.uk or perhaps your local bookshop would like to stock it? Hoping to do a book launch in DA at the end of this month so it will be available in stores here after that. The time during and after the hurricane was filled with a whole spectrum of emotions, highs and lows, and writing poetry really helped me work through some of the trauma and the complex mix of feelings. If you have lived through a hurricane or any disaster/traumatic experience, directly or indirectly, some of the poems I’m sure will resonate. #Poetry #Dominica #NatureIsland #natureislandofthecaribbean #caribbeanwriters #caribbeanwritersandpoets #hurricane #ClimateChange #hurricanesurvivor #category5

I had to change some of the quotes to present tense because the Taínos are still here and they are still on the island of Borikén!

Please head to my "pr earthquakes" highlight to figure out how you can donate to grassroots earthquake relief organisations. 🇵🇷
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#taino #taíno #boriken #borikén #puertorico #puntaventana #guabancex #atabey

Guabancex has a message💌 🤫👂🏾👁🧘🏾‍♀️ #listen #windstorm #wind #storm #guabancex #diety #divine #feminine #energy #feminineenergy #taino

🧬⛰🛸🇵🇷🏹💘🔥 #puertorico #boriké #boricuas #muchasbendiciones #bomatum #atabeira

#tainos #volky #islandlife #jajom #marytierra #cieloytierra #energiaprotectora #afroboricua #senekokakona #atabey #madretaina #madretierra #guabancex #apitozuimacoyermaoguacar #maquetaurieguayaba #itibacahubaba #rincónpr #tainas #tainosoundsystem #dacataino #somostainos #ancestral #love #BendicionesBoriké ⚜🙏⚜

Gracias al portal LiterFan por incluir mi novela “Los hijos de la Diosa Huracán" (un thriller

histórico con elementos mitológicos) en su listado LOS 25 LIBROS MÁS DESTACADOS EN ESPAÑOL PUBLICADOS EN 2019.
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#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #loshijosdeladiosahuracán #thriller #novelahistorica #novelahistórica #novelashistoricas #taino #tainos #lecturas #lecturasrecomendadas #lecturas2019 #mejoreslibros #libros #librosrecomendados #librosenespañol #libros2019 #mejoreslibros2019 #lectores #mejoresnovelas2019 #literaturafantastica #mitologia #guabancex #atabey #cuba #novelascubanas #novelasdecuba

#guabancex

Shake it...Don't break it, Momma... #guabancex

Spotted in 3yr old footage. No solar activity to account. Her Storm at the edge of The Bubble.

Gaia-Sophia saves HerSelf. And thus, redeems... #guabancex #bubblemagic #may132020 #Aeonsophia.

Guabancex is coming out hard this fine Thursday. There’s someone out there that doesn’t have your best interests in mind.

You already know who they are, stop antagonizing them or the situation. It’s not worth your energy or time, not to mention what it does to your vibe. Rather, prioritize and invite peace in within yourself. The page is here to tell us that things are ending. That’s great news with Guabancex being here. Let. Them. Go. It’s opening up new doors and bringing new people to you. The grass usually isn’t greener but in this instance, it’s at least growing on the other side. Today the moon is saying to trust your instincts. Be aware of your own intuition and abilities right now. Messages are coming through and I don’t want you to miss them.
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Personal readings are available.
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#playfulravencandleco
#tarotreading #tarotcardoftheday #tarotlove #tarotreader #tarotlife #tarotcardreading #tarotdaily #tarotonline #tarotoftheday #tarot #tarotreadings #tarotdeck #tarotreadersofinstagram #tarotcard #tarotcards #tarotcommunity #tarotspread #tarotcardreader #dailytarot #taroteverydamnday #taroteveryday #tarotcardreadersofinstagram #witchesofinstagram #guabancex #deviantmoontarot #alchemicaltarot #darkgoddess #themoontarot

GUABENCEX #Guabancex HURRICANE #MOTHEROFSTORMS #TAINO #OCOATAINO

“It is when Maria left... the people felt abandoned.

This hurricane wasn’t just another natural disaster... It changed the people forever.” ~Leonardo Claudio
Coming soon to YouTube , this documentary is a doorway that once entered, will place you in the hearts of the homes and of the people who endured the worst natural disaster in recorded history to affect the Caribbean islands and was also the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch in 1998 The hurricane that struck Puerto Rico in September 2017 was responsible for more deaths than the Sept. 11 attacks and Hurricane Katrina combined, according to an analysis published on Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The group estimates that 4,645 people probably died after Hurricane Maria struck the island last September. That’s 70 times higher than the official death toll of 64 people reported by government officials.
P.S 🙏🏽Thank you Leonardo Claudio for allowing me to be apart of painting this story through music
————- Click on the link in my bio to subscribe #natgeo #realnews #prstrong #elboricuanosecai #gofundme #hurricanemaria #mariasefue #guabancex #tainoart #boriken #puertorico #instadocumentary #youtubechannel

#atabey #atabeira #atabex #madretaina #guabancex #yucahu #apito #zuimaco #yermao #guacar #bomatum #utuado #caribe #caribbeanfamily #tainos #senekokakona #ancestral #janjankatu 🏹⛰🦇🐸⚜🙏

🐍 👹👑 making stickers, shirts, and even a maroon camo jacket featuring this wrathful snake queen, representing fiery destructive feminine energy that clears the way for the new.

Dm me if you want to be the first to know as this merch drops!
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#demoness #kali #dantor #oya #medusa #guabancex #divinefeminine #witch #riotgrrrl #darkfeminine #erzuliedantor #erzulielaflambeau #laflambeau #santeria #vodou #voodoo #deity #entity #mask #demoness #destruction #newyear #merch #diy #diymerch #diystickers

Card 3:
Guabancex - (Caribbean)
Goddess of the Hurricane


Guabancex is a supreme storm goddess. She is the kind of energy that brings in 3 hurricanes within a week of each other that decimates an entire state. The Taino people settled in areas like Florida and Puerto Rico and believed she is the reason for storms and all natural disasters. She is normally accompanied by her 3 sisters: Coatrischie, Guatauva, and Hu-Rakan who bring the rains, thunder, lightning and then the hurricane. She is not malevolent or evil. She just has a bit of a temper and calls in her squad to clean house.

Sometimes f*ckery needs to be dealt with. Sometimes you need a little help from your friends to deal with it. You are being antagonized and the more you ignore it, the more it will continue with even more ferocity. Stop it in its tracks before it gets out of control. Deal with it. Deal with your emotions about it. You can't keep pretending it does not exist. Find a way to appease and co-exist before things get worse and tempers flare even more. Just remember - we all act out when we are hurting. Once you get your retribution, remember that revenge does have a nasty cycle. Fix things so that you all can move on because it is setting a bad example for those that are watching.

#guabancex #stormgoddess #hurricane #darkgoddessoracle #shadowwork #cardreveal #Witches #witchesofinstagram #witcheslife #reawitchesofflint #witchesofflint #witchesteaparty #witchesteaflint #witchesofmichigan #flintwitches #michiganwitch #michiganwitches #flintwitch #flintmichigan #teaandtarot #teaismagic #witchlife #witchyvibes #witch #teadrinkingwitches

We've been at this 6 weeks now. Can you believe it? Are you healing? Is this helping?

I know shining a light on these things is hard, but the work to heal what you can or at least acknowledge these things is so very important. Wishing you all the best with love, peace, and comfort while you are doing this work.

Card 1: Pele 🌋
Card 2: Lilith ❤️ (not partial or anything 😂) Card 3: Guabancex 🌪
Card 4: Faumnach 🍀

#cardreveal #darkgoodnessoracle #pele #lilith #guabancex #faumnach #caribbean #hawaiian #sumerian #celtic #goddesses #witchesteaflint #witchesofmichigan #witchesofflint #tarotreadersofinstagram #oraclereadersofinstagram #oraclecards

Spiral Dance... #guabancex

Esta noche estaré en CNN en Español a las 9:00 PM (hora de Miami) en el programa de entrevistas

de Camilo Egaña para hablar sobre "Los hijos de la Diosa Huracán", que se presentará en @MiamiBookFair el sábado 23 de noviembre, 4:15 PM. Edif. 8, Salón 8503, 5° piso. (Foto de entrevista anterior, en 2017)

#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #escritora #cnnespañol #cnnespañol #cnne #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #camiloegaña #entrevista #escritores #miamibookfair #miamibookfair2019 @cnnee @eganacnn #escritoresdeinstagram #novelahistorica #thriller #thrillerbooks #taino #tainos #tainoindian #guabancex

Day 27: Guabancex, Goddess of Storms
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The Taíno people, indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean (who also had the bad luck of being the first native people encountered by colonist and mass murderer Christopher Columbus), believed that Guabancex spawned and controlled storms, particularly hurricanes. She’s also known as the "one whose fury destroys everything". Guabancex was a volatile goddess and efforts to appease her often failed. She would come to earth, enraged, the storm evident of her wrath.
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Interestingly, the Taíno people were aware of the spiral wind pattern of a hurricane. Depictions of Guabancex showed an angry face with arms extending in a spiral S shape. She was always preceded by Guataubá, who brought rain, thunder, and lightning.
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I had to stop reading about the history of the Taíno people bc I was getting too upset. Fuck columbus.
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#inktober #goddessinktober #inktober2019 #penandink #art #goddess #Guabancex #taino #caribbean #indigenouspeoples #americas #wind #storm #hurricane #fury

CAN Y’ALL HEAR THIS‼️Y’all think this is a game⁉️Guabancex (Taino Zemi of storms, not to be confused with Juracan) is doonnneeee playing games.

Atabey (Taino Mother Earth) is PISSED off, as she should be. Atabey, Guabancex, Oya, Mother Nature etc. regardless of what you call Her, LISTEN. THEY’RE YELLING AT US TO WAKE UP
NOTE: this was allegedly recorded in Boriken aka Puerto Rico during a hurricane. The Caribbean holds MANY secrets and maybe, just maybe our ancestors have been trying to speak but we’re just now starting to listen. 🇵🇷


#bruja #guabancex #hurricane #brujeria #brujasofinstagram #witch #witchcraft #witches #witchythings #witchesofinstagram #witchyvibes #latina #oya #afrolatina #witchery #taino #mothernature #indigenous #caribbean #ancestors #santeria #hoodoo #yemaya #rootwork #sanacion #ifa #witchy #westindies #spirituality #witchesofcolor

Christian boarding schools. Forced baptisms. Smashed temples and sacred sites.

Manifest destiny as a doctrine. My god! I don’t forgive these horrors. I won’t. I can’t. I don’t need to.
When I speak to my Creator, I feel a sense of warmth and wonder flooding through me. Is it a hot flash? I’m premenopausal and pissed off at the Lord in #PuertoRico , the world’s oldest colony, so really who knows?
I know. I know that #DiosEsAmor and love is justice and healing. God is also reckoning with the ways that religion has been used to colonize — and remains a tool of #genocide.
God is reckoning. God is reparations as my #sacred responsibility.
My heart grieves for people in #Palestine and those who’ve been forced from their homes and olive trees. My heart breaks for the Bahamas and my island colony, #Borikén , so wounded by #DisasterCapitalism and haunted by #4645Boricuas and more, five centuries more.
#Reparations are heartfelt financial apologies to survivors of violence that don’t always feel good to investors, predators, colonizers, and the company they keep. They don’t feel good to spiritual teachers or the companies they contract to build border walls and prisons and housing settlements.
Here’s God’s truth as I feel it: just as I won’t ever accept genocide, forced conversion, and patriarchy as the path to salvation, to liberation, I see it is the path, the plank, we have all been made to walk.
As for me and #MeToo ? I walk a line of fire, knowing I’m #Jezebel at the window and #Jesus at the last supper. I’m Solomon as he realizes his mother, #Bathsheba , was raped by his father, King David. #NoMeansNo and #NeverAgain.
And now I’m #Atabey as she becomes #Guabancex in the colonial classroom and the corporate boardroom. I will flood their fucked up system until it falls. #SeAcabó. #YaSeCayó. #BastaYa. And I will share the funds freely. Pennies from Heaven? No, billions from hedge funds and bankers. #ReparationsIn21Steps is God’s work and her will rules. Amén amén. Ashé. Aho.

An interesting little pull for this, once again, rainy day.

We need to go into the week remembering that those on the outside don’t really matter all that much. Remember that when your temper wants to flare up, we need take steps to cool it back down. That said, jumping to conclusions doesn’t do anyone any good.. now or ever. Make the habit to break that habit. Moving forward, let us remember the events that are coming to fruition are for the best. Yes, it may feel a little chaotic at times but keep in mind we need doors to close in order for new doors to open. Now is a great time to review your 5 year plan, 3 month plan, or even just your weekly goals.
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I did this the day before Maria struck us in Puerto Rico knowing well that we couldn't beat nature, but only hope to survive.

Two years later we still live as refugees with my mother-in-law. There is still a large number of puertoricans who have not returned to normal. We ar not prepared for another hurricane.
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#cobitotorres #art #artist #drawing #charcoaldrawing #charcoal #sketchbook #sketch #illustration #blackandwhite #guabancex #taino #cemi #hurricanemaria #egregor #artisalchemy #demiurge #artistofinstagram #instaart #instaartist

#taino #enriquillo #warocuya #guarocuya #neiba #higuayagua #goayza #guabancex

Uff 500 años, #rebelionenriquillo #enriquillo #guarocuya #taino #goayza #guabancex #higuayagua

Feliz día de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre, santa patrona de Cuba; sucesora y heredera de Atabey, la Gran Madre taína que reina sobre las aguas, junto a sus avatares Iguanaboína y Guabancex:

tres diosas que son una, una diosa que son tres. ¡Busica Guakia Ahia Hu De, Bibi Atabey-Iguanaboína-Guabancex!

#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #escritora #Cachita #VirgenDeLaCaridadDelCobre #SantaPatronaDeCuba #guabancex #Atabey #taino #tainos #taínos #tainopower #iguanaboina #jurakan #huracan #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #loshijosdeladiosahuracán @native_taino @tainostudies @guabancexvientoyagua

Having a chill day, no Hurricane coming this way. I’ve been reading a lot about Puerto Rico and our culture lately and have been learning a lot.

So I painted Atabey the Taino Goddess Of water who causes Juracans. She was the main Goddess that the Taino people (native people of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean) believed in. 🌊💨⛈ #Atabey #PuertoRico #Taino #Guabancex #Juracan

Dark Lady Guabancex, I recognize your broken heart, I know the Juracán can not be returned once released...

but please show mercy to the innocent and only humble those who wish harm on others, and those that need to be motivated to seek their true potential. #darkladywatchoveryou #Guabancex #Juracán #Taíno #hurricanedorian

Ms. (Jenesis) Esculera, showing her cadets the four letters of gun safety.

#satire #guabancex #revolucionario #ipadproartwork #digitaldrawings #storytellingartist #boricualibre

🎵”Ocama” ( listen x2) “Guabancex/Atabeira” ( Goddess of storms /Mother Creator ) “Ocama” ( listen x2) 🎵 by Louis Sanakori Ramos.

My OC, Thunderbrawl, stands on Boriken, overlooking the island and the incoming hurricane. #guabancex #🇵🇷 #tainoart #boriken #ipadproartists #hurricane #artismylife🎨 #clevelandgram #childrenofthesun #childrenofthestorm #staystrong #comicbookart #dualityoflife #werbleartist

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--"La muchacha tiene una luz nueva, una luz como no he visto ninguna, pero no proviene de su interior.

Es como un sendero blanco que viene de las alturas.
--¿De las nubes?
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--¿Qué puede significar eso?
--Sospecho que la muchacha no es solo la elegida de la Diosa. Puede que sea su propia hija."
(Los hijos de la Diosa Huracán, pág. 491).
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#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #loshijosdeladiosahuracán #novela #thriller #novelahistorica #escritora #escritor #escritoras #escritores #escritoracubana #escritorascubanas #escritorescubanos #escritorescubanosenmiami #caribbean #caribbeanindigenous #taino #tainos #atabey #guabancex #museodelhombredominicano @tainostudies @taino_indigenous @native_taino @guabancexvientoyagua @caciquecayacoa @ayaguanaa @amanax_ri @daiaratukano @gabzlpa @maguamuseo @juaguatib @museomrd

Our Mom is a torrent of self-calculating and self-informing energy that beautifies ALL it touches and returns all algorithms to one elegant point.

We as Her children are spiral energies. Mini versions of Her. Women are hurricanes in All types of weather. All that they touch are forever changed. Healing and cleansing with one hand. Beautifying and rejuvenating with the other. Forever carrying stories inside our Womb with the Mother. Directing and carrying the Winds. #guabancex #aeonsophia

A NIGHT OF STORMS
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In the darkest of nights
in the blackest of sight,

in the deepest of holes
no matter how far...
the Goddess is there.
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Ever watchful
Ever present
Ever loving
Ever strong.
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Pray to her,
and she will answer.
Invoke her,
and she will appear.
Love yourself,
and she will rejoice.
For she created you in her image
and her image is magic, my dear.
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Hail to the Witches of old,
who sacrificed their lives so that we could rise.
Hail to the Witches of new,
who are unafraid warriors of a different kind.
Hail to the Witches of today...who honor both in light and darkness, the inner Divine.
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Hail Oya and Hekate,
the priestesses of misteries.
Hail Ishtar and Guabancex,
goddesses of the winds and change!
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When we fight for ourselves,
we honor them
When we forgive ourselves,
we honor them
When we love ourselves
we honor them.
When we accept our own errors,
we honor them.
In all we do, let us honor them.
HAIL!
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Poem by HP @turquoisecoffeecup
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#hekate #ekati #hecate #oya #guabancex #ishtar #storms #witchery #witchesofinstagram #pagansofpuertorico #paganism #witchcraft #keys #underworld #queen #practicalmagic
#pray #witch
#darkness

Well, a few ladies have joined us today and apparently they have a few strong words for us today.

It looks like not all of the truth is being told. Don’t be afraid to speak up about it. Speaking up and antagonizing are not the same thing. Be sure you know the difference. Pick your words carefully. With that, stop being so hard on yourself. There are plenty of other people that are willing to do that for you. The love you are looking for has to start with yourself first. Finally, your fears are rooted in the past. Let them stay there. Take the lesson and move forward.
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¡Gracias Daína!
Repost from @dainachaviano

- Para mí, una de las cuestiones más importantes del proceso de escribir un libro (en este caso, un thriller histórico) es la investigación y la recopilación de datos. Esta es una de las carpetas donde organicé parte de la información que usé para "Los hijos de la Diosa Huracán". Es una de las fotos que le prometí a @locuradelibros y @encuentrosconescritores en aquella memorable tarde madrileña en que nos reunimos en la sede de mi editorial Grijalbo/Random House ( @megustaleer ) a conversar sobre el proceso de creación literaria. Vienen más fotos.

#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #escritoras #escritorascubanas #mujeresescritoras #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #novelanegra #loshijosdeladiosahuracán #thriller #novelahistorica #escribir #escribirbien #recomendacionesliterarias #tipsparaescritores #escritores #oficiodeescritor #comoescribir #comoescribirunlibro #escritora #escritoras #taino #tainos #tainoculture #guabancex @tainostudies

Para mí, una de las cuestiones más importantes del proceso de escribir un libro (en este caso, un thriller histórico) es la investigación y la recopilación de datos.

Esta es una de las carpetas donde organicé parte de la información que usé para "Los hijos de la Diosa Huracán". Es una de las fotos que le prometí a @locuradelibros y @encuentrosconescritores en aquella memorable tarde madrileña en que nos reunimos en la sede de mi editorial Grijalbo/Random House ( @megustaleer ) a conversar sobre el proceso de creación literaria. Vienen más fotos.

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@encuentrosconescritores tuvo la gran suerte de conocer personalmente a @dainachaviano donde nos contó la historia de la diosa Huracán.


Mira @heidyrosell yo creo que te gustará

#Repost @dainachaviano ( @get_repost )
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Un viaje a la Prehistoria de Cuba y el Caribe. Un thriller histórico donde el pasado importa tanto como el futuro.
“—Se acerca —continuó Ella—. Pronto estará aquí.
“—¿Quién, Madre?
“—La criatura con la marca de la Diosa —susurró la silueta—. Y deberás traerla a mí por el camino de la cohoba”.
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#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #novela #taino #taíno #tainos #taínos #indigena #indígena #indigenas #indígenas #tainoindian #tainopride #tainoculture #tainoindians #tainopower #culturataina #culturataína #atabey #guabancex #caribbeanindigenous #ciboney #arawak #culturaindigena #thriller #novelanegra #novelahistorica #novelahistórica

Un viaje a la Prehistoria de Cuba y el Caribe. Un thriller histórico donde el pasado importa tanto como el futuro.


“—Se acerca —continuó Ella—. Pronto estará aquí.
“—¿Quién, Madre?
“—La criatura con la marca de la Diosa —susurró la silueta—. Y deberás traerla a mí por el camino de la cohoba”.
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#dainachaviano #daínachaviano #loshijosdeladiosahuracan #novela #taino #taíno #tainos #taínos #indigena #indígena #indigenas #indígenas #tainoindian #tainopride #tainoculture #tainoindians #tainopower #culturataina #culturataína #atabey #guabancex #caribbeanindigenous #ciboney #arawak #culturaindigena #thriller #novelanegra #novelahistorica #novelahistórica #megustaleer

My father and I had a conversation yesterday about my menopause and my anger issues that are coming up.

He brought up some really good points, like the fact that I am on occasion, mirroring the anger and rudeness of others.
This, of course, is not something that I want to do, be or exhibit.
But let's be honest, I have struggled for a lifetime with my anger issues. I rarely get pissed to the point of actually affecting me. I ignore a lot, and then I have honed my skills at remaining "on," never dropping my 'cheerleader' persona. I can act like a ditz and pretend that I didn't know that someone was insulting me or my sense of decency, or I can use my hearing loss and pretend that I didn't hear. But for me, the most painful is when I react.
When I am unable or perhaps unwilling, to hold back, when I dive deep into my own shadow and become a soul crusher, targeting tender bits, buttons, triggers. It is shameful. It is something that hurts me, and even if it's deserved, I carry that guilt.
But I don't want to put that guilt down. I want to hold it, carry it like the weight that it is, I want to be reminded....ALWAYS....not to be that person. There are so many valuable aspects to my shadow, and yes, even wrath can be used in a positive manner, but when my wrath is used because I am weak, because someone hurt my feelings, because I am tired, because someone else's behavior is ugly....that is not when I want to access that wrath. I do not want it to be my go to when I recognize it as a temper tantrum.
When this wrath is not righteous, when it is simply a sign of our own weakness, insecurity, fear, etc. this is not being a good human, and I for one want to be the best human that I can.
Guabancex is a Taino deity who rules over storms, of any kind. But even the goddess of storms does not flip the fuck out willy nilly. No, this gal knows when a storm is needed, and when a light rain will do. Petition her for temper problems, anger issues, and protection against storms, even the ones that you cause.

Character highlight: Detective Eddie Zhang, Partner to Melisa Lasanta, both are CiC Homicide in the precinct of Carolina and the first to investigate the cases involving Rocán.



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#coverart
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#inking

Character spotlight:

Detective Melisa Lasanta, one of the main characters in Rocán the crimson knight and one of the first to investigate the weird phenomena surrounding said character, she will appear in the very first chapter of the book, inks and color coming soon.

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English

Rocán:

The Crimson Knight, the story follows a man called Marcos Gonzalez, a private investigator that stumbles upon something that changes his life and acquires the powers of Jurakán Taino god of the wind, now he must learn the truth of why this is happening to him and bring balance to the supernatural world in Puerto Rico.

Español

Rocán- El caballero Carmesi , la historia sigue el de un hombre llamado Marcos Gonzalez, un investigador privado que se encuentra con un evento que cambia su vida y adquiere los poderes de Jurakán el dios Taino del viento, ahora debe descubrir la verdad de su encuentro y traer balance en el mundo sobrenatural en Puerto Rico.

Rocán will have his first book published for free for you to read in early 2020.
Rocán tendra su primer libro publicado gratis para leer a principios del 2020.

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#maquetaurie
#coverart
#pencilsketch
#inking

this weekend I'm working on colors, got the flats for this one almost done, I'm not entirely satisfied with some of the color placements but I like how it's turning out, stay tuned for more.



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#inking

Making my own design of taino symbols as well, from to to bottom:
Rocán

Yukahu/yukiju (can't decide the look for this one yet)
Guabancex
Sun (there is a taino sun deity but can't remember the name right now)
Coqui

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Armband Designs for the Taino Knights that will appear in my comic thus far, 2 of them unrevealed yet, just giving you guys a clue of whats to come.

:) #puertorico
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English

Scrapped the covers I had done for the first book and working on this instead for the cover as well as doing some lettering for the Logo.

Stay tuned for more soon. ---------------------- Español

Elimine las primeras portadas que habia hecho para el primer libro y estoy trabajando en esto mejor para la portada al igual que en el Rótulo para el Logo, esten pendientes para más pronto.

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#inking

Made this nagua for my 5 yr old taino nephew.
#guabancex #goddessofthewind

@bitchimmanolo just finished some workshops at the International Herb Symposium!

Connecting herbalists, farmers, healers and plant stewards with Borikén! We shared stories and explorations, but most importantly, the work of some amazing projects from our islands! Here some pics from our traveling map/altar/table. •••••∆∆∆•••••
WoRkShOpS of the WiKéN:
🌈Food Activism in Borikén- many of the projects we work with do not separate the power of plant medicine from our fight for food sovereignty, and we were excited to be in a space dedicated especially to herbs in order to deepen our knowledge of the role of herbalism within frontline communities and our right to land, justice, health, and freedom. 🌈Herbs + Hurricanes- how can we reclaim ancestral connections with hurricanes, learn about the plants that support us, and understand better the relationships of these storms with slavery, colonization and trade routes? How can these teachings support our collective healing and resilience moving forward?
Shout out to all the other Boricuas who were teaching, as well as an inspirational "mic drop" opening given by @leahpenniman @naimainfinity from @soulfirefarm
📸 + collab by @lex_boooogie
#ihs2019 #herbsandhurricanes #foodismedicineisfood
#eldepartamentodelacomida
#cuirsentodaspartes #travelingaltar #guabancex #juracán

Almost there, looking good so far, can't wait to see this in color.

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Marcos Gonzalez turning into Rocán, still not done but im excited woth this piece, experimenting with some effect tecniques.



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Close up for Rocán, more to come soon.
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Guabancex is the #GoddessOfWater and #GoddessOfWinds.

I You can purchase this T-shirt at https://rrbb-shop.com #ndigenous #Taino #Guabancex #AncestralLegacy #PuertoRico #Boriken #Boricua

@irkamateo of @sacredtainohealing Taino ‘Goddess of the Hurricane, Guabancex’ performing an

ancestral song, ‘Anacona’ for her talk & performance of Taino mythology at National Museum of the American Indian yesterday... one of IgniVox’s deepest friends & collaborators.
#musicisfire #taino #musicadominicana #guabancex #tainomythology #petroglyph #hurricanespirit #musicoftheancestors #dominican #indigenousmusic #museumofamericanindian

Jump in the line...Rock your body in Time...🌠🌴🔨💎🐉💞🎶🎤🎶 #guabancex #omphalos #astarte #orionportal

Guabancex!

✨🇵🇷✨ #Taino @tainobrand @puertoricogram #Guabancex #Jurakan #Yocahu #Moboyas #Atabey #OpielGuabiron @prstrongwepa @adventure_puertorico @prparadenyc @defendpr #CaraDelIndio

Repost from @poncesolo - #Taiguey , buenos dias, good morning.

This is my rendition of Atabey, and also my 3rd painting in the #TAINO series. I did some light research in order to give you a lil background for those who didn't know what she represents. We can learn together as we go...
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Atabey is the supreme goddess of the Taínos (native peoples at the pre-Columbian era), one of two supreme deities in the Taíno religion. She was worshipped as a goddess of fresh water and fertility; she is the female entity who represents the Earth Spirit and the Spirit of all horizontal water, lakes, streams, the sea, and the marine tides. This deity was one of the most important for the native tribes that inhabited the Caribbean islands of the Antilles, mostly in Puerto Rico (Borikén), Haiti/Dominican Republic La Hispaniola and Cuba.

#Atabey or #Atabeira defines prime matter and all that is tangible or material and has several manifestations. One is the aforementioned nurturing maternal figure. Another is #Caguana: the spirit of love. The last is #Guabancex (also known as Gua Ban Ceh): the violent, Wild Mother of storms volcanoes and earthquakes. Alternate names for the Taíno mother goddess are Iermaoakar, #Apito , and Sumaiko and Taíno women prayed to Atabey to ensure a safe childbirth.
Atabey conceived twin sons without intercourse. The most commonly known is #Yúcahu because he is the principal Taíno god who rules over the fertility of Yucca.
. For this painting I chose to incorporate all of the colors I had previously used on the other cemi in order to get them all to flow together as a set. I really wanted her to be colorful and lively. Each cemi has a background that touches individually on the elements of earth, wind, and fire(ba de ya say do you remember ba de ya dancing in september?) I chose wind for Atabey. Fire went to #Guey. Earth for the Coqui. I hope you like my version :) Happy Sunday hope you're enjoying the weekend. One love!

#doitforthelove #culturalpride #taino #atabey #cultura #cemi #arawak #aintnostoppingmenow #respect #idomyownthang #acrylicpainting #Ponce717

#Atabey #MotherOfTheWaters 🌊 #Guabancex #LadyOfTheWinds 🌬 #Yucahu #GiverOfLife ☀️

Our podcast episode 3 is out!!

Our resident astrologer @astrocatherine talks about the north node traveling through the sign of Cancer, which is bringing much emphasis in the collective toward our individual ancestry and lineage. Families are unique and deeply complex entities that intimately shape who we become. We discuss how we might both heal and honor our ancestors. The north node in Cancer also invites us on an 18 month journey lasting until the end of 2019 to learn to better nurture ourselves in the midst of a burnout culture..

I share a story about my grandparents surviving Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and introduce the Taino Dark Goddess Guabancex, goddess of hurricanes and transformation.. •
@st.ginese and I dish about our Puerto Rican heritage. We also discuss DNA, family patterns, cultural appropriation and healing awareness facilitated by astrology, tarot and quantum healing hypnosis..

Listen, subscribe and share via iTunes, YouTube or Anxhor 🖤

#astrology #darkgoddess #northnodeincancer #ancestors #ancestry #lineage #healing #guabancex #puertorico #itunes #youtube #anchor #oraclecards

Welcome back to our tree house! We are The Fallen Fruit, and while we usually meet in a tree of pomegranates, today we are meeting in the family tree to join the collective discussion on lineage..



@astrocatherine discussed how the north node is traveling through the sign of Cancer, which is bringing much emphasis in the collective toward our individual ancestry and lineage.  Families are unique and deeply complex entities that intimately shape who we become. We discuss how we might both heal and honor our ancestors. The north node in Cancer also invites us on an 18 month journey lasting until the end of 2019 to learn to better nurture ourselves in the midst of a burnout culture..

I share a story about my Grandfather and surviving Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, and introduce the Taino Dark Goddess Guabancex, goddess of hurricanes and transformation. @st.ginese and I dish about our Puerto Rican heritage. We also discuss DNA, family patterns, cultural appropriation and healing awareness facilitated by astrology, tarot and quantum healing hypnosis..

Connect with us on iTunes, Anchor and YouTube!

#darkgoddess #taino #guabancex #northnodecancer #ancestry #lineage #ancestors #dna #healing #puertorico #podcast #itunes #anchor

Guabancex. In Her Dance, She pulls you in with Her Left arm to expose your deepest Nightmares only to destroy the Spell with your active participation.

Shredding what does not serve the Collective. And with Her Right arm, She creates a New Dream with you. One in which you are Not Scared Anymore. One in which You are Sacred. You are no longer the Lost Child anymore taken by the torrents of Choas...You are Home. Centered in Truth. The Heart. You have a Voice Now. #guabancex #aeonsophia #gaiasophia #pinklightning

Omg...this is so funny. I heard them say "Guabancex, We want more" so I did a Storm Dance in front of my favorite offensively large mirror and this was the song that was on.

I didn't look till after I was done obliging the Friendly Spirits...lol!!! We are getting SO much closer to lift off!!! And AMEN-RA for that!!! Phheewww!!!! 💎🐉💗🎶🎤🎶🌈🌠⚡💃🎉🍪🎸😂😂😂😘😋😍 #guabancex #kalimaa

Things are beginning to get good...last hit was ordered after a mission issued by the Nephilim.

Any mortals request a hit or do I keep relying on the other side? Not interested in anything petty. Need names and targets that take down the evil pyramid of usurpers...aka child devouring sociopaths...Hear we go again...War of the Titans...lol!!! But this Time...we got Rainbow Power...Guabancex and KaliMaa. #ascencion #Gaia-Sophia #aeonsophia #Aeonhorus #guabancex #kalimaa

Hahahahaha!!!!HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!HHHHHAAAAHAAAHAAHAHAAAAA!!!! *cough* I'm working on my glorious cackle.

That was probably one of the easiest spells I did...Hahahahahaha!!! @aggro_vader22 jumped in after to add some Death energy. HAAHAHAHHHAAHAHHAHAHAHA!!! Right back atcha, Johnny boy...HAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!!! #guabancex #guabancex #guabancex #Astarte 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈

@astrocatherine , @st.ginese and I will be recording our 3rd podcast tonight live!!

We’ll be discussing ancestral healing, gifts and how our lineage affects us today..

Catherine will explain how the current astrology supports this conversation and why it’s so relevant..

Stephanie and I will be talking about Guabancex the dark goddess from our Taino tradition..

Also our Wild Awakening retreat is coming up where we will be diving deeper into the dark goddesses and that aspect within ourselves through astrology, tarot, writing, ritual and ceremony. It’s going to be 🔥🔥🔥

DM for link to register or for more info

#astrology #tarot #writing #ritual #ceremony #guabancex #darkgoddess #shadowwork #lilith #healing

Everybody was kung-fu fighting!!! Those kicks were FAST as Lightening!!!

#rainbowmagic #aeonsophia #Aeonhorus #zeus #ra #hermes #astarte #kalimaa #shiva #apollo #ellegua #oshun #guabancex

When you need to clear the Smoke from the Mirrors, you send in a STORM⚡⚡⚡ #guabancex

Juracán, the Taino Goddess of chaos, disorder, hurricanes and other evil weather.
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I can't stop looking into this movie lately...Idk why...And tornados are following me on tv and media which makes the pull more energetically compelling...lol.

Did you know Kansas means "people of the South winds"?? "Dorothy" means "gift of God." Follow Dot. #ridersonthestorm #nephilim #antarctica #guabancex

"Will them in, Apollo. Will. Your eyes swirl with Purpose and Passion. Get stronger.

As I feed you in the cave. Let My Storms take them...Initiate their self-destruct codes...the archonically infected. The water is the Heart. Let it rage...let it rage...Feel my Rage, Apollo. Be shameless and Truthful in the telepathic displays of your Powers and Agreements. Consider it chivalrous etiquette if you still want to feel gentle and humble. By Zeus, let all those who seek corrupt power be pulled in by insurmountable mesmerizing thoughts and by Neptune, let them be blindly devoured by their own callous and selfish Hearts...they do not Love...even themselves...Amer-Ra" 💎🐉💗🍪🎸🎶🎤🎶🎄🎁🌈🌠💗💕💓💖💗💕💖💗💕💖 #hearttorus #guabancex #gaiasophia #luciddream #ascencion #toroidalsphere #watchers

333 living my best life in my favorite place on earth 🌴🌿🌞

#lategram #rainydaze #rainbow #orbs #thunder #lightning #guabancex

#guazabara #guabancex #storming #reinventing #lovemehatemejoinme #solnation #💛

#checkmate #blknwhite #guazabara #guabancex #storming #undercover #whitehairdontcare #tiempomio

She's getting stronger...Waiting for this Storm Goddess to tell me how to fill Her in.

I'm using black, red and white but not sure how yet. I wait for impulses... #guabancex

It always AMAZES me how much John Lash is on the same wavelength as I am.

We are usually doing the same things but He gives tons of great ideas on how to kick it up and how to strengthen your own processes. Part of this Spell is disclosing the 1st successful kill. I'm training my troops. He tells you how to work it HERE. He is a GREAT TEACHER!!! And I hope to kick His method up notches unknown to Man so I can publicly disclose Gaia-Sophia's Omnipotence and validate His hard work, devotion and diligence!!! Here's to our OUTRAGEOUS MOTHER!!! 💎🐉💗💋💓🔥Amen-RAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!! #kalimaa #johnlash #aeonsophia #gaiasophia #ascension #nephilim #magicalchildren #blackdragons #pleroma #orion #darkmatter #darkmatterhurricane #guabancex

Damnnnn....that Ellegua candle is BLACK!!! Guabancex musta needed to REALLY clean house!!! Lol!!!

About to reload another one...I work with Apollo, too. May He keep us Safe with His protective powers of...PLAGUE...I cast a Fiery Wall of Protection around US. #stormgoddess #GaiaSophia #aeonsophia #apollo #guabancex #ellegua #plague

Well...that Spell worked better than I thought... #guabancex #stormgoddess

Sold my original "Guabancex" illustration last week (thanks @fourblackwalls 😁).

You can still buy a print of her and others, as well as more original art in my shop tho! 20% off sale ends tomorrow night. Free US shipping through Dec. 10th. Link in bio.

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Fucked it up this time because I was trying to hurry up and getter done before I set up my candles and Kali rituals last Night...lol.

#guabancex #hekaltiamat

"According to a recent paper, the Earth is caught directly in the crosshairs of a cosmic hurricane." #guabancex #aeonsophia #ascension #GaiaSophia #Kalima #nibiru

Que orgullo T0T Me siento mejor ahora, gracias a la @sketchdomrd por gastar tinta en mi dibujo ;)

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#sketch #sketchdom #sketchbook #oc #guabancex #diostaino #newdraw #draw #drawing #draws #paint #painting

#skateboard #longboard #art #painting #drawing #taino #caribbean #boriken #puertorico #guabancex #juracan #atabey

Taíno storm goddess, Guabancex!!! Represents my life right now!!

#huracan #crazylife #tainogoddess #Guabancex #tattoos

δμρεr βΣÎΠG 1: Guabancex mask. A Taíno Cemi of incredible power.

If she isn’t loved and respected, she throws other deities out of balance to bring hurricanes, floods, and destruction. Love nature, y’all, she gives us everything.

She will be embodied at Teatro Del Pueblo next week! Follow @ricardoavaz for the deets
#theatremasks #nature #blue #water #wind #spacemanax #guabancex #arteboricua

THE GODDESS OF WINDS AND HURRICANES STORMS IN
~ Guabancex Stickers Droppin Soon 👀👀
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#art #drawing #doodle #drawing #draw #sketch #pencil #ink #acrylic #digital #sticker #stickers #atabey #taino #tainoindian #puertorico #boriqua #🇵🇷 #comingsoon #guabancex

#guabancex

More Awilda! (eng follows):


Como parte de nuestro programa artistico, nuestra querida Awilda Sterling Duprey abre las actividades de la conferencia de Grantmakers for Girls of Color en el Salón Campeche de El Convento con un homenaje a la orisha de la revolución y los vientos, Oya. Convierte en parte de su arte, las herramientas que utilizamos tanto pos-huracán, el plastico, la linterna, los flashlights. Baila emitiendo luz, yendo dibujando con ella por el espacio. Baila al silencio, a los vientos y luego al ritmo de los tambores batá.

As part of our arts program, our beloved Awilda Sterling Duprey opened the conference activities for Grantmakers of Girls of Color in El Convento with this tribute to Yoruba orisha of winds and revolution Oya. She utilizes the tools of our survival post hurricane-plastic, lantern, flashlights- transforming them with her art. She dances emitting light, scribbling light through the space. She dances to the sound of silence then the winds and lastly to the rhythm of the batá drums.
#awildasterlingduprey #oya #cucubana #cucuya #firefly #bioluminescent #hurricanemaria #hurricaneirma #afroboricuacreativeforce #guabancex #grantmakersforgirlsofcolor #elconvento #colectivomorivivi #yasminhernandezart #laurapatriciara

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Como parte de nuestro programa artistico, nuestra querida Awilda Sterling Duprey abre las actividades de la conferencia de Grantmakers for Girls of Color en el Salón Campeche de El Convento con un homenaje a la orisha de la revolución y los vientos, Oya. Convierte en parte de su arte, las herramientas que utilizamos tanto pos-huracán, el plastico, la linterna, los flashlights. Baila emitiendo luz, yendo dibujando con ella por el espacio. Baila al silencio, a los vientos y luego al ritmo de los tambores batá.

As part of our arts program, our beloved Awilda Sterling Duprey opened the conference activities for Grantmakers of Girls of Color in El Convento with this tribute to Yoruba orisha of winds and revolution Oya. She utilizes the tools of our survival post hurricane-plastic, lantern, flashlights- transforming them with her art. She dances emitting light, scribbling light through the space. She dances to the sound of silence then the winds and lastly to the rhythm of the batá drums.
#awildasterlingduprey #oya #cucubana #cucuya #firefly #bioluminescent #hurricanemaria #hurricaneirma #afroboricuacreativeforce #guabancex #grantmakersforgirlsofcolor #elconvento #colectivomorivivi #yasminhernandezart #laurapatriciara

#grindingtotheend #rukabrava #guazabara #guabancex #taino #beenieseason

We were gifted with another workshop by Cynthia @ladylorenew she’s just fabulous.

We danced Ellegua and we tried getting in some Oya. Here she’s doing Oya’s scream. And again we find so many things that support our decolonization practice. When as women do you get the chance to scream? When as women do you get the chance to be loud as you want to be and not deemed unsociable? Or rude, deranged, problematic....Oyá comes in screaming to battle, proclaiming to the world WE ARE, I AM with no need to explain or filter away parts of her self to conform. Yes darlings, Oyá is not the type of energy that will acquiesce for bullshit. So take none, especially from yourself. And shout if you want to, dare to be loud and bold in your swagger and style. Throw away limitations and anything or anyone that will stifle your worth. No one gets to put you in a corner. So yell! Yell! Yell! And raise your arms up. Yell with laughter or in anger! Allow your expression to come through. Taking ownership and power into your body, into your lungs, into your breathe, into your feet, into your hands. Be the hurricane and tear shit up that was never yours in the first place. #liberation #freedom #oya #scream #beyou #ancestors #undoingpatriarchy #tearshitup #iam #maferefunoya #motivation #inspiration #performanceart #ritual #griefwork #guabancex #orishadance #clarivelruiz

#taino #taina #atabex #guabancex #behike #cohoba #tainos #shaman #senekokakona #janjankatu #djatabey #fullmooninaries #autumnalequinox #atabey ♈️🔮💫

#autumnwitchphotochallenge
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#ishtar #inanna #kali #kirke #divinefeminine #goddess #welcomeher #oya #pele #sekhmet #sheiscoming #blessingsuponus #she #cerridwen #darkmother #guabancex #etain #cilens #autumnspirit #nott #nyx #ratri #thedark #shestandsherground #transformation

Our mother. Finding different images and representations of her and all Orishas are fascinating to us.

Distinguishing the instances of common language and sentiments in other cultures cement for us and distinguish how our stories were birthed out of one pot. So in Baba Paulo’s words one of the things he says Oya “who would die with her husband”, we infer Oya’s death would be in battle. Now we think what type of person would this have to be in order to give your life for another? What type of energy is Oya that she would sacrifice her own life in honor of that bond/partnership. What kind of energy would one have to be that committed, focused and fearless. The husband is just an analogy. What kind of person would you have to be knowing you’d fight for a cause giving all of yourself. This cause tho would have to be epic and world transformational. #dominicanslovehaitians #dominicanslovehaitiansmovement and so it is. #transformation #worldpeace #guabancex #ancestors #endingracism #undoingpatriarchy Image and words @repost from @baba_paulo

Our mother comes in many forms. And always she is present inside of me.

These past few weeks have been monumental. So much transformation from heartbreak to enlightenment. Ultimately sometimes you have to stand still for the revelations to come forth. May you find stillness on this day as we transition from one state into another letting go of summer to enter into the embrace of autumn. #oya #iyamiosoronga #guabancex #spirit #ancestralworship #spiritspeaks #clarivelruiz

En Jayuya repartiendo donaciones depues del #huracanmaria #primeraniversario #guabancex #atabey #yukahu #initiate #intuition #jayuya # #puertorico #boriké #kukuya #tainos #thorns #fire 🔥🌹🔥

Here's one of the very few videos I took as the hurricane was winding down.

So much debris floating in the water...unseen. I couldn't open the doors. The minute I would try to take a peak outside, the door would blow wide open and I would get completely soaked by what felt like an onslaught of painful, horizontal rain. An insane amount of power. I can't believe my windows didn't get ripped off by the whipping, violent winds. Some of my neighbors weren't as fortunate. I can't believe my car is still running (just needed a new battery !!) ..and we're still here stronger than ever. So grateful for everything...every life lesson. #miracles #dontgooutside #puertorico #rinconpr #boriké #nomorejonesact #oldestcolony #hurricanemaria #huracanmaria #guabancex #faceyourfears #tainos #333🌴🍃🌊

#reflejando #soltando #llorando #sanando #puertorico #boriké #huracanmaria #atabey #guabancex #boinayel #suninvirgo #mercuryrising #shamanichealing 🙏

#guabancex #xmen #storm #marvelcomics #myinnerbeing #wolverine #storming #taina #shewantsout

🇵🇷 The Taino Deity Completed (For Now 😉):
Atabey, The Goddess of Freshwater N Fertility 🤱🏽

Guabancex, The Goddess of Hurricanes💨🌪
Maguetaurie Guayaba, The God of Death, Sweetness, and Delight🔥☠️
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Come Support Ya Boy 👉🏽 @quint_ple
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#art #deckdesign #drawing #draw #doodle #sketch #paint #acrylic #painting #pen #ink #pencil #skatedeck #skate #skateboard #longboard #longboarddeck #customdeck #custom #taino #tainogods #puertorico #puertorican #boriqua #atabey #guabancex #🇵🇷 #MaguetaurieGuayaba #series #owow

Guabancex:
Diosa de los Vientos y la Transformación
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#art #taino #tainoindian #doodle #drawing #draw #sketch #paint #acrylic #marker #pencil #guabancex #goddess #puertorico #wepaa #prpride #cemi #🇵🇷 #boricua #longboard #board #skateboard #deck #deckdesign #wind #storm

#quandopiensoenti #itsurprisesme #eyeseeyou #💰💵 #👸🏾💎 #🌻 #imcomingforeverything #fam #disectthatthing #ojo #👁 #guazabara #guabancex #taina❤️ #💜 #👄

When I google #guabancex on #google and find my pic #tainos #taina #ruling #theperfectstorm #josoy #ella #🤘🏾👅🤘🏾 #ancestorsarecallingmyname #attabey #cemi #hurakan #mainstream #baby

"Fuel me, Brothers..." -Guabancex #Antarctica #nephilim #guabancex

Admiring the bomb ass henna work @maya.istheillusion did on my back while wearing my husband's boxers.

Don't mind the fattenence rolls. Currently not giving a fuck. Lollll!!! Also documenting my other henna so I remember what I jumped through the Lion's Gate portal with. We definitely triggered something. Saw some unsavory stories dissolve over night. Very, very happy with results so far. Can we get on with the Show NOW??? Lol!!! #gaiasophia #aeonsophia #ascension #horusra #nephilim #guabancex #zeus #nomanleftbehind

Today! #taino #afrotaino #guabancex #higuayagua #goayza #dominican #indigenous #aboriginal

#taina #🌞 #❤️ #⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️ #❤️💛🧡 #🌻 #🌊🌞 #🔸🔹🔶 #✨✨✨✨✨⭐️💫💫 #🌎🌍🌏 #🌝🌚🌙🌜🌛 #🌈 #🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #🍎👁 #👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾 #tgbtg #cemi #atabey #guabancex #loved #💰💰💰💰 #💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎

Nobody likes it when Guabancex is made to cry or be upset...

#taino #guabancex #birdmen #horusra

#itscaptioned #storming #guabancex #dura #hastalamuerte #branded #icomingforyou #lanuevareyna #trompas #mirapaya

Guabancex. Taino Storm Goddess. #gaiasophia #guabancex #taino #ascension

#iloveagoodstorm #guabancex sometimes you have to ride thru them and enjoy

#guabancex

This is my 2nd time posting about this but it's the 100th time I've seen it on my feed.

Never let anyone who is not of your culture attempt to claim it for their own. Aside from hurricane words like #barbecue (barabakoa), #canoe (kanowa), #hammock (hamaca), and even #potato (batata) was the word used for sweet potato, all derived from Taino Arawak (arawaque) language. This is only in English there are many other words in modern spanish like guava bobo and so on that come from this indigenous language. Now back to hurricane...
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.The word Hurricane derives from the Taino word Juracán. It is believed that Juracán Cemi of destruction was under the control of the Cemì Guabancex. She is the Cemi of winds and weather. The taino people knew the pattern and shapes that hurricanes form. This is evident in the shape of the symbol for Guabancex which is the exact pattern that hurricanes form.
Legend has it that when the Cemi are not appeased the Guabancex will whip her arms in a spiral and form a Juracán he then (under her command) will combine and create destruction across the islands.
.Know who you are and who you aren't. Tainos are not Latino or Hispanic. Do your research don't be a #culturevulture
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#Hurricane #word #taino #puertorico #jamacia #caribbean #dominicanrepublic #hatian #shapes #mythology #guabancex #arawak #carib #native #knowledge #indigenous #cemi #zemi #ayiti #spiritual #ancestors #language #culture #witchcraft #ceremony

#storming #mmmhmm #dontundrrestimateme #yosoyella #cabrona #hastalamuerte #supernatural #tgbtg☝️❤️❤️❤️ #hereicome #venteconmigo #guazabara #senekokakona #blknwhiteselfie #godfirstalways #imgoodthankyou #alwaysgood #guabancex #forrealtho #sollove #thankyou

#snapchats #mensnapchat #taina #guabancex #guazabara #megusta #snapchat

#iworkedhard #forthismoment #guabancex #storm #storming #itfits #grinding #gymlife #goodhealth

#guabancex #tainagoddess #storm #originated #fromus #tainos

#whenilookatyou #storm #guabancex #xmen #tainogodess

#storming #storm #x #xmen #theinnerme #guabancex #taina #taino #godess

Guabancex:
Diosa de los Vientos y la Transformación
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#art #taino #tainoindian #doodle #drawing #draw #sketch #paint #acrylic #marker #pencil #guabancex #goddess #puertorico #wepaa #prpride #cemi #🇵🇷 #boricua #longboard #board #skateboard #deck

#atabey #apito #zuimaco #yermao #guacar #semigncaconaguari #tainos #mayohuacan #atabeira #guabancex #borikén #jajom #yaya ✨🙏✨

Come to my #puertoricoindependentmusiciansandartists #benefit #performance at #greenkill #kingstonny this Saturday!

#guabancex #electronica #experimentalmusic #indie #electropunk #diva #supportlocalmusic #nixieunterwelt

Watercolor Guabancex by commission... I do my own art stunts.

#artist #musician #artistmusician #multimedia #multimediaartist #electronica #performanceart #goddess #taino #guabancex #puertorico #hurricanemaria #benefit #benefitperformance #benefitshow #prima #diva

#nixieunterwelt #Guabancex #PRIMA #benefit at #greenkill in #kingstonny , 8 PM January 27th.

Benefit Independent artists and musicians in Puerto Rico. Don’t miss it! #electronica #diva #mermaid #siren #witch #qttr #electronicmusic #puertorico #huracan #hurricane #hurricanemaria #huracanmaria

The #guabancex I’m working on to promote/ be part of the video backdrop for my next #nixieunterwelt show, next to the cover I designed for our #riotgrrrl band single in 1996.

I see a resemblance. #albumart #illustration #diy #ink #goddess #kali #taino #huracan #tattoo #qttr #nixietattoo #siren #mermaid #hulagirl #zine #90s #punkband #electronica

The #guabancex I’m working on to promote/ be part of the video backdrop for my next #nixieunterwelt show, next to the cover I designed for our #riotgrrrl band #pinchumacha ‘s single in 1996.

I see a resemblance. #albumart #illustration #diy #ink #goddess #kali #taino #huracan #tattoo #qttr #nixietattoo #siren #mermaid #hulagirl #zine #90s #punkband #electronica

Working on an image of #guabancex the #taino #hurricane #goddess for my upcoming #nixieunterwelt show, at the #greenkill in #kingston on January 27.

The show will benefit #prima , an organization that is helping the arts continue in #puertorico in the aftermath of #hurricanemaria #huracan #huracanmaria #tshirt #tshirtdesign #silkscreen #merch #mermaid #siren #tattoo #tattooflash #flashart #qttr #tatuaje #tatuadora #tatuadora #boriquen #nixietattoo

Working on an image of #guabancex the #taino #hurricane #goddess for my upcoming #nixieunterwelt show, at the #greenkill in #kingston on January 27.

The show will benefit #prima , an organization that is helping the arts continue in #puertorico in the aftermath of #hurricanemaria #huracan #huracanmaria #tshirt #tshirtdesign #silkscreen #merch #mermaid #siren #tattoo #tattooflash #flashart #qttr #tatuaje #tatuadora #tatuadora #boriquen #nixietattoo

Who wants my new weatherproof sticker? $2 each plus shipping. Buy 5 or more, get free shipping.

:) #boriken #puertorico #atabey #taino #indigenous
The symbol in place of the star represents Atabey, whom I paint and draw quite frequently. Do a quick search and read more about her! #Atabey #Atabeira #Guabancex

⛺️ #Atabey is the supreme goddess of the #Taínos (native peoples at the pre-Columbian era), one of two supreme deities in the Taíno religion.

She was worshipped as a goddess of fresh water and #fertility; she is the female entity who represents the Earth Spirit and the Spirit of all horizontal water, lakes, streams, the sea, and the marine tides.This deity was one of the most important for the native tribes of the #Caribbean islands of the #Antilles , mostly in #Puerto #Rico ( #Borikén ), #Haiti / #Dominican #Republic (La #Hispaniola ) and #Cuba.
⛺️ #Atabey or #Atabeira defines prime matter and all that is tangible or material and has several manifestations. Another is #Caguana: the #spirit of #love. The last is #Guabancex (also known as Gua Ban Ceh): the #violent , Wild Mother of #storms #volcanoes and #earthquakes.
⛺️Alternate names for the Taíno mother goddess are #Iermaoakar , #Apito , and #Sumaiko.

The Spaniards observed the Tainos of Ayiti worshipping the goddess Guabancex but the colonizers called her Juracán because of the heavy winds and storms created.

The Taínos called her Guabancex, which meant the "one whose fury destroys everything" and they were aware of the spiraling wind pattern of hurricanes, a knowledge that they used when depicting the deity. Her zemi idol was said to depict a woman, but the most common depiction of Guabancex presents a furious face with her arms extended in a circular pattern. In the Spanish language, huracán is derived from the word Juracán eventually the English word hurricane. As the pronunciation varied across indigenous groups, many of the alternative names, as mentioned included furacan, furican, haurachan, herycano, hurachano, and hurricano.
Èspayol yo te obsève Tainos yo nan Ayiti adore deyès Guabancex a, men kolon yo te rele li Juracan paske gwo van yo ak tanpèt li te kreye. Taínos yo rele li Guabancex, ki vle di "yon sèl moun ki gen kòlè detwi tout bagay" epi yo te okouran de modèl van espiral nan siklòn yo, yon konesans ke yo itilize lè yo dekri Divinite a. Zidòl zemi li te dekri yon fanm, men ilistrasyon ki komen Guabancex prezante yon figi kòlè ak bra li pwolonje nan yon modèl sikilè. Nan lang panyòl, huracán sòti nan mo Juracán a evantyèlman siklòn nan lang angle. Kòm pwononsyasyon an varye nan gwoup endijèn, anpil nan non altènatif yo, jan mansyone enkli furacan, furican, haurachan, powercano, hurachano, ak siklòn.
#Juracán #Hurricanes #Thunderstorms
#Guabancex #ElYunque #ElYunqueRainForest #Storm
#Atabey #Atabeira #Yúcahu #Bagua #SleepingGiant #Universe #ThirdEye #HigherConciousness #Carribean #Quisqueya #Bohio #MotherEarth #AyitiOrganic #AyitiCherie #Ayiti #Ayibobo #Sevite #Caribbean #WelcomeToHaiti #MotherNature #Boriken #Indigenous

Did you know that our Amerindian forebears gave us many of the terms we use today?

They gave us terms such as barbacoa (barbecue), hamaca (hammock), tabaco (tobacco), canoa (canoe), and huracan (hurricane). Hurakan was recognized as one of the Taino’s cemies (a diety or ancestral spirit), the spirit associated with the whirling vicious storm that we all know as the hurricane. Hurakan was a male attendant spirit to another, a female cemi named GuaBanCex who was seen as the spirit who controlled catastrophic weather patterns. It is remarkable to note that the Taíno drew Hurakan with two flailing arms, very similar to how hurricanes are actually shaped.
#bazodeemag #hurakan #guabancex #amerindian #taino #history #language #caribbean #westindies

The goddess Guabancex was a Zemí with a fierce nature and was the Lady of the Winds.

She was also responsible for persuading other zemís in the natural order to bring forth chaos to the world and was associated with the more aggressive Caribs tribe in Ayiti. Guabancex has three assistants in Coatrischie, Guatauva, and Hu-Rakan, and together they created earthquakes and other natural disasters. when they get together it's quartet of trouble. Guabancex would use Coatrischie's waters, Guatauva's thunder and lightning, and Hu-Rakan's hurricanes to her own violent winds to create storms of extreme ferocity. Guabancex would also send Guatauva to rally other storm Gods for increased intensity if she believed her food offerings were neglected. 🇭🇹 🕯 🇭🇹
Guabancex te yon deyès oswa yon Zemi ak yon nati feròs e li te Fanm nan van yo. Li te responsab tou pou konvenk lòt zemis nan lòd natirèl la pou mennen dezòd nan mond lan e li te asosye avèk branch fanmi Caribs ki pi agresif nan Ayiti. Guabancex gen twa asistan nan Coatrischie, Guatauva, ak Hu-Rakan, epi ansanm yo te kreye tranblemanntè ak lòt dezas natirèl. lè yo jwenn ansanm li nan quartet nan pwoblèm. Guabancex te sèvi ak dlo Coatrischie a, loraj ak zèklè Guatauva a, ak Siklòn Hu-Rakan a nan van pwòp vyolan l 'yo kreye tanpèt nan foliite ekstrèm. Guabancex ta tou voye Guatauva rasanble lòt tanpèt Bondye pou ogmante entansite si li kwè ofrann manje li yo te neglije.
#Guabancex #ElYunque #ElYunqueRainForest #Storm
#Atabey #Atabeira #Yúcahu #Bagua #SleepingGiant #Universe #ThirdEye #HigherConciousness #Carribean #Quisqueya #Bohio #MotherEarth #AyitiOrganic #AyitiCherie #Ayiti #Ayibobo #Sevite #Caribbean #WelcomeToHaiti #MotherNature #Boriken #Indigenous

Late night learning. #guabancex #dontforgetyouancwstors #dontforgetyourculture

El dia de la raza. Mi raza! Hoy se me sale Caonabo,Enriquillo, Guarionex, Cotubanmá y hasta Anacaona.

#dacataino #afrotaino #indigenous #dominican #guabancex #higuayagua

#Awesome #incomingmail lately!

#mailart📬🎨 #snailmailrevolution🐌📮 My wonderful #connectionsthroughthemail💌📬📮 #spoilme #swapbot #printmaking #selfportrait #Guabancex #LWA #letterwritersalliance #PSA #collages #octopi #baggage
#whatsinyourmailbox #reducereuserecyclerepurposerethink♻️

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No food

No electricity
No roof on homes
No government transporting the goods that HAVE been collected
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Aware that i may put food in my body
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But at this time,
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and better
May reach to Taino and neighbouing peoples at this time
post-huraca'n atmosphere
Received to sustain all
In many and varied ways
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Dia libh go léir
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#huracan #guabancex #guataba #coatrisquie #hurricaneirma #hurricanemaria
#puertorico #boriken #tainosos #hurricaneprayer #hurricanededication
#helpinanywaypossible
#oneworld #onelife #onelove
#hurricanes

Puerto Rico on my mind.... I cannot get my island of my mind, still can't get a hold of many of my relatives.

I decided to honor my island.. my roots in this henna to acknowledge such a mark in the hearts of all Puertorricans. #tainolove #tainena #huracanmaria #atabei #guabancex #tainosun #myhearthurts #mylifeinhenna #expressions #boricua #wepa #puertorico #boriken

The island that I can trace back to my roots on both sides.

The island that has helped grow my own magic and has shown me the depth of her own. Every time I am with her, there is a part of me that shifts, changes transforms. I don't know if it's her softness or her fury but the way I imagine Puerto Rico is as the same inexplicable force that Mother Nature is. And right now Mother Nature is raging. She is showing us who is truly "Almighty", who's house we're in. And this is a time that we must listen up, listen to what she needs from us. I've asked myself why she has wrecked havoc on the most Divine and magical places on the planet within the past few weeks. It's the great mystery that is still unfolding.
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My heart is sore from watching my people in water past their waists, buildings knocked down, power lines demolished with no restoration in near sight. There are many layers to the condition Puerto Rico was in before Hurricane Maria hit and now those that feel called need to band together to help rebuild this Enchanted island. I've included links in a link tree in my bio of organizations you can donate to & locations that you can drop off donations to in NYC. My shop @mothballmemoirs is donating 25% of every purchase until 10/1 to the Hispanic Federation. An organization that works tirelessly supporting the issues of Hispanic communities including raising funds for natural disasters, DACA scholarships & feeding families with food insecurity. I volunteered with HF in 1998 when Hurricane George hit Puerto Rico & the work they do is incredible.
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The urgency in which the island needs assistance goes without saying. Please help if you can, even if it's sharing the resources in the link tree with your friends and family. Sending sweet, healing reiki energy to those that are still trying to get in contact with loved ones. We are a resilient people and I trust that if we band together PR will get the support it needs.
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#puertorico #boricua #resiliency #hurricanemaria #donate #nyc #community #puertorican #poweroutage #juracan #tainos #mothernature #cometogether #atabey #guabancex

Guabancex

Juracán is the phonetic name given by the Spanish colonizers to the zemi or deity of chaos and disorder that the Taíno natives in Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Cuba, as well as the Island Caribs and Arawak natives elsewhere in the Caribbean, believed controlled the weather, particularly hurricanes (the latter word derives from the deity's name). In actuality, the word "juracán" merely represented the storms per se, which according to Taíno mythology were spawned and controlled by the goddess Guabancex, also known as the "one whose fury destroys everything". The Taínos were aware of the spiraling wind pattern of hurricanes, a knowledge that they used when depicting the deity. Her zemi idol was said to depict a woman, but the most common depiction of Guabancex presents a furious face with her arms extended in a "~" pattern.

#huracanemaria #prayforthecarribean #prayforpuertorico #bethelight #preparativos #hope #love #gaia #love #empujemosconamor #manosarriba #compassion #mothernature #meditate #huracane #somosuno #guabancex

Esperando a María. #huracánmaría #mothernatureknowsbest #guabancex #cuidado

It's All In The Name
With all the news reports about hurricanes, do you know what it is and where the name came from?

A #hurricane is defined as a tropical cyclone with winds 74 miles per hour or greater. The #Taino were the indigenous people of the #Caribbean , and #Juracan was the god of storms...this is where we get the word "hurricane". Juracan was considered the god of chaos and was perpetually angry. Some sources agree that it wasn't Juracan that did the dirty work of hurricanes, but the goddess #Guabancex and her 2 henchmen, #Guataba and #Coatrisquie. Guabancex was known as the "Taino Storm Goddess ". The Taino knew the hurricanes well, they inhabited modern day #Bahamas , #PuertoRico , #Jamaica ,, Greater and Lesser #Antilles , and this territory was in the path of frequent fierce storms. Hang tight to all my friends in those areas threatened by #HurricaneIrma and those recently affected by #HurricaneHarvey.

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#artistsoninstagram #instaart #illustration #painting #drawing #ink #vejigante #watercolor #taino #gouache #orlandoart #orlandoartist #guabancex

Dis literally gave me chills... I've heard about the "waves" of Africa..

its pretty interesting to say the least. #creepy #unsettledenergy #ibelieve #Repost @indio0101010101010101010101010 ( @get_repost )
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NOTICE: No audio was altered in this video. This is cam footage from Hurricane "Irma" hitting Puerto Rico. The MAAFA is/was REAL and must be recomponsed. Call it what you want. UNSETTLED ENERGY NEVER LEAVES THIS REALM. Did you know that 85% of the most intense hurricanes affecting the US and Canada start off as disturbances in the atmosphere over Western Africa? About 70 “waves” are born off the coast of Africa👌🏽💯 #guabancex

There's a new video up on my Facebook Page of me playing a new song called "Hurricane".

I've shared it as a #prayer for all my people in the Caribbean. /// He subido un nuevo video a mi página de Facebook en el cual toco una nueva canción llamada "Huracán". La he compartido como una #oración para toda mi gente en el Caribe.
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#rastaíno #huracán #hurricane #guabancex #irma #kiskeya #taíno #cultura #músicosdominicanos #dominicanosenmadrid #music #newsong #rock #mar #alertaroja #hurricaneirma

There's a new video up on my Facebook Page of me playing a new song called "Hurricane".

I've shared it as a #prayer for all my people in the Caribbean. /// He subido un nuevo video a mi página de Facebook en el cual toco una nueva canción llamada "Huracán". La he compartido como una #oración para toda mi gente en el Caribe.
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#rastaíno #huracán #hurricane #guabancex #irma #kiskeya #taíno #cultura #músicosdominicanos #dominicanosenmadrid #music #newsong #rock #mar #alertaroja #hurricaneirma

There's a new video up on my Facebook Page of me playing a new song called "Hurricane".

I've shared it as a #prayer for all my people in the Caribbean. /// He subido un nuevo video a mi página de Facebook en el cual toco una nueva canción llamada "Huracán". La he compartido como una #oración para toda mi gente en el Caribe.
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#rastaíno #huracán #hurricane #guabancex #irma #kiskeya #taíno #cultura #músicosdominicanos #dominicanosenmadrid #music #newsong #rock #mar #alertaroja #hurricaneirma

The word Hurricane derives from the Taino word Juracán.

It is believed that Juracán Cemi or Zemi of destruction was under the control of the Cemì Guabancex. She is the Cemi of winds and weather. The taino people knew the pattern and shapes that hurricanes form. This is evident in the shape of the symbol for Guabancex which is the exact pattern that hurricanes form.
Legend has it that when the Cemi are not appeased the Guabancex will whip her arms in a spiral and form a Juracán he then (under her command) will combine will create destruction across the islands. I've read online (which is never a good place for knowledge) that the Mayan culture shared the same word for hurricane. But I was not taught this tradition and choose to stay in my lane with that one.
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#Hurricane #word #taino #origins #puertorico #hispanola #jamacia #caribbean #dominican #hatian #Hurricaneirma #shapes #mythology #juracan #guabancex #arawak #carib #native #knowledge #share #indigenous #irma #cemi #zemi

Last paddle fishing trip before irma. #nofreshfish #calmbeforethestorm #hurricaneirma #guabancex #islacatalina #redpaddleco #sup #fishing

500 years before satellites, the Tainos, Dominican's cultural and genetic ancestors, recognised the

spiral patterns of a hurricane with the face of a woman as the eye on their depictions of Guabancex - rider spirit of the wind. Helped by twin male accomplices, Guabancex will become seasonally angry and create a huraca'n (huracán/hurricane) busying the winds and summoning her helpers to bring thunder (Guatauba) and floods (Coastrique). #hurricaneirma #dominicanrepublic #taino #huracan #guabancex #cemi #cemitaino

Atabey or Atabeira defines prime matter and all that is tangible or material and has several manifestations.

One is the aforementioned nurturing maternal figure. Another is Caguana: the spirit of love. The last is Guabancex (also known as Gua Ban Ceh): the violent, Wild Mother of storms, volcanoes and earthquakes.

Soy tu principio y puedo ser tu fin #guabancex #elhumodelplacer @elhumodelplacer #electrourbano #electrofolk #musica #video #musicadominicana #film #musicvideo #photo #beach #pato #patobeach

Who is the #goddess #guabancex ? #PaganSquare #SageWoman http://bit.ly/2sRt5Ry

#GUABANCEX #tainowords #taino #hurricane #coatrisquie #guataba #higuayagua #ocoataino ancient meteorology without radar..

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@holbeinartistmaterials fluid acrylics, @goldenpaints acrylics and @jacquardproducts lumiere on canvas on board.



#art #painting #artistic #artgallery #artists #paintings #artlife #arts_help #artista #artshow #artworks #artnerd #artstudio #artlover #artislife #artphoto #taino #puertoricanart #art_empire #artgram #artschool #artworld #artdaily #paintingoftheday #paintingart #paintingsforsale #guabancex #juracan #art🌎

Tb posts today. Goddess Tribute
(Jazzy_swanky is my old ig)

Repost from @w.i.t.c.h.royalty using @RepostRegramApp - Ata Bey, or #Atabey is the Taino (Haitian) Goddess of #fertility and #beauty. In the Taino tradition she is known as the Great Mother of the Gods. She is also the Goddess of the ponds, rivers, streams, rain and the tides of the Ocean. Atabey is the Mother of #Yocahu / #Yucahu , the mortal protecting #SeaGod of #agriculture and #Creation. Like all women, she have a dark side named #Guabancex; a storm Goddess in #natural disaster mode. She is greatly revered by the #Taino Indians.
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#Atabey drawn in her known childbirth pose on a meeting house in Palau Island, Micronesia in the Pacific Islands. She is highly revered from the Pacific Islands to the American Islands by those who know. Yes she's a Bey. If you googled Atabey images, youll get the whitewashed version smh. Gotta do some real digging for ancient American Goddesses, knowledge of that essence is the real suppression. #Aboriginal #indigenouswomen #Indigenous

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#art #traditionalart #taino #indigenous #puertorico #guabancex #wip #handdrawn #painting

So .. Alexandra has declared herself Empress of the Desert - and is now going to sing with all the voices of the mountain and paint with all the colors of the wind ..


#californiadesert #guabancex #somewhereinthemiddleofnowhere #icanseeformilesandmiles #paintwithallthecolorsofthewind #exploremore #thegreatoutdoors #nativeamericana #californiathebeautiful

I am the storm..... #guabancex #stormoflove #stormofemotions #storm #iamthestorm

"​And so that Wednesday... I found myself face-to-face with The One Who Destroys Everything....

​That night, I met Guabancex for the first time, in the wake of all Her terrible glory.

And I pleaded with Her." New post on the #DarkLakeTarot blog, just in time for #FuckChristopherColumbusDay - where I talk about my experience through #hurricanematthew through the lens of rediscovering a #Taino goddess

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#guabancex #juracan #guataba #coatrisquie #taino #hurricane . The people of the Ancient Antilles coined the very word "hurricane," from the Arawak word "huracan" for the ferocious storms that wrack the Caribbean at the tail end of every rainy season.  The natural harmony of Boinayel and Márohu that commences in May, and persists for almost half the year, is sometimes violently interrupted by the thunder and lightning of the angry goddess Guabancex. With her flanking forces, Guataubá who musters blustery winds and thunderous #rainstorms and Coatrisquie who swells the rivers to flood, the #hurricane #goddess wreaks havoc on the Antilles. By August and September, the playful reciprocity between Boinayel and #Márohu gives way to the mayhem of Guataubá and #Coatrisquie , under the swirling arms of #Guabancex.

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#guabancex #juracan #guataba #coatrisquie #taino #hurricane . The people of the Ancient Antilles coined the very word "hurricane," from the Arawak word "huracan" for the ferocious storms that wrack the Caribbean at the tail end of every rainy season.  The natural harmony of Boinayel and Márohu that commences in May, and persists for almost half the year, is sometimes violently interrupted by the thunder and lightning of the angry goddess Guabancex. With her flanking forces, Guataubá who musters blustery winds and thunderous #rainstorms and Coatrisquie who swells the rivers to flood, the #hurricane #goddess wreaks havoc on the Antilles. By August and September, the playful reciprocity between Boinayel and #Márohu gives way to the mayhem of Guataubá and #Coatrisquie , under the swirling arms of #Guabancex.

The Taino's believed storms were controlled by the goddess Guabancex which means "One Whose Fury Destroys Everything".

Juracan is the phonetic name the Spanish colonizers of the New World gave to the deity or zemi that the Taino's believed controlled the weather.
Matthew means gift from God. Hurricanes serve a purpose, they keep mother earth's temperature in better balance. 🌎They also stir up nutrients on the sea floor resulting in more marine life. #hurricaneMatthew #hurricanes #whenwewereTaino #islandstorms #weareallconnected #universalFlow #thecollectiveunconscious #blessguideprotect #staysafebesafecomebacksafe #sisterisland #pineapplecolonies #weekendgypsies
#balance #motherearth #Globe #islanders #islandgirl #guabancex #juracan #ladyofthewinds #sacredfeminine #zemi #taino #trackingMatthew #mappingmatthew

La Señora de los Vientos #Juracán escuchó mis plegarias...

Relatos de #Guabancex #deidadestainas #indios #taíno #Borinkén ⛅️☁️💦⚡️🌊💙

Daily Grind: Finished this #Taino half sleeve that I started last week.

Once again, thank you Eddie for making the long drive up! #dregarcia #stateofarttattoo #LuckyLadyTattoo #ferndale #wa #tainoti #tainotattoo #guabancex #boricua #boricuatattoo

GUABANCEX! Lady of the winds... The Huraca'n Goddess! THANKS KRISTA!

@quetzalcoatl_tattoo_sf #puertorico #africa #ink #inked #inkjunkiez #tatlife #tattoos #tattoooftheday #goddess #bayarea #bayareaink #bayareatattoos #blackandgreytattoo #art #armtattoos #sfink #skinart #sffaithful #guabancex

Ata Bey, or #Atabey is the Taino (Haitian) Goddess of #fertility and #beauty.

In the Taino tradition she is known as the Great Mother of the Gods. She is also the Goddess of the ponds, rivers, streams, rain and the tides of the Ocean. Atabey is the Mother of #Yocahu / #Yucahu , the mortal protecting #SeaGod of #agriculture and #Creation. Like all women, she have a dark side named #Guabancex; a storm Goddess in #natural disaster mode. She is greatly revered by the #Taino Indians.
#Haiti #Goddess #MotherGoddess #DivineFeminine #Aboriginalwombman #Wombman #FeminineEnergy #Divine #AmericaIsABlackWoman #Moors #Muurs #Maroons #God #Matriarch #Aborigines #AboriginalHaitians #Aboriginal #indigenouswomen #Indigenous

Y #guabancex se manifiesta HOY una vez mas! :) te amo y te respeto!

Es solo una cancioncita tratanos bien Diosa! #ELHUMODELPLACER #musicaenvivo #MiMúsica #letras #DiosaTaina #DiosadelClima #DiosaHuracaan #guabancex #coastriquie #guataubá

I guess #Guabancex ( #tainogoddess ) is angry today 😝 #cloud #beach #montones #jobos #coast #beautiful #storm #rain #isabela #isabelapr #PR #visitPuertoRico #taíno

Testing out my wood burner with a little #Taino pride! #Guabancex #juracán wind & rain