Goddess Akewa

    Akewa is a South American sun deity. 

    • She is the sister and guardian of all earthbound women, rescuing them from patriarchal enslavement. 

    • She travels across the sky every day, warding devils out with her brilliant beams of light.

    The Matrilineal South American Toba Tribe's Mythology Of Akewa.

    Akewa is considered to be a sister to all Earthly women and the Goddess of the Sun. 

    • The matrilineal Toba of Argentina's solar myth depicted a primal country in the sky inhabited with lovely sun ladies, while the ground was populated by hairy males.
    • The sun ladies descended to the surface one day and left Akewa behind. 
    • When the hairy men ate their rope ladder, the sun maidens were stuck on Earth. 
    • The descendants of the sun ladies lived among men after that, staring up at Akewa, a big smiling lady who traversed the sky. 
    • In the summer, she got older, walking more slowly and prolonging the days, but in the winter, she became younger, and her quick stride made the days shorter. 

    References And Further Reading:

    • Auset, P.B., 2009. The goddess guide: Exploring the attributes and correspondences of the divine feminine. Llewellyn Worldwide.
    • Woodfield, S., 2014. Drawing Down the Sun: Rekindle the Magick of the Solar Goddesses. Llewellyn Worldwide.
    • Monaghan, P., 1990. " She Want It All": The Sun Goddess in Contemporary Women's Poetry. Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies, pp.21-25.
    • Bonheim, J., 1997. Goddess: A celebration in art and literature. Stewart, Tabori & Chang.
    • Holland, E., 2005. Holland's Grimoire of Magickal Correspondence: A Ritual Handbook. Red Wheel/Weiser.
    • Heritage, H., IT'S RENEWAL TIME!.
    • Badikian, B., 1994. Mapmaker.(Original writing) (Doctoral dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago).
    • Stone, M., 1979. Ancient mirrors of womanhood: our goddess and heroine heritage (Vol. 1). New Sibylline Books.
    • Stein, D., 2012. Casting the circle: a woman's book of ritual. Crossing Press.