Chaxiraxi

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Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

Means "she who sustains the firmament" in the Guanche language (source: Dr. Ignacio Reyes García). This is the name of the mother goddess in Guanche mythology. After the conquest of the Canary Islands and their subsequent Christianization, Chaxiraxi became identified with the Virgin of Candelaria, an alleged appearance of the Virgin Mary on the island of Tenerife.
Added 10/25/2013 by Callirrhoe
Edited 5/9/2022 by Mike C, AustraLiana and Callirrhoe