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Tabitha - Ixtab (304)

Tabitha, a Mayan Ixtab

An Ixtab is a suicide Fae.

Character arc

The Ixtab feeds on the despair that results in someone committing suicide.

Tabitha was an Ixtab.

Trivia

  • Ixtab or Rope Woman was the Yucatec Mayan goddess of suicide according to Diego de Landa (1524 – 1579; a Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán). In Yucatec society, under certain circumstances, suicide, especially suicide by hanging, was considered an honorable way to die. Ixtab would accompany such suicides to paradise (thus playing the role of a psychopomp). Here, joined by people who died as soldiers or as sacrificial victims, by women who died in childbirth and by members of the priesthood, they enjoyed a delectable existence rewarded with delicious food and drink and resting under the shade of a pleasant tree, Yaxche, free from all want.[1]
  • Psychopomps are creatures, spirits, angels, or deities in many religions whose responsibility is to escort newly deceased souls from Earth to the afterlife. Their role is not to judge the deceased, but simply to provide safe passage.[2]

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