The Maya goddess Ix Chel, like moon goddesses in many other cultures, was also a mother deity associated with pregnancy and childbirth. The natural phenomena over with she presided included waterfalls, rainstorms, and rainbows. She was also the goddess of all crafts, such as watercolor painting, and weaving, which she invented. But she wasn't exclusively nurturing. Her hair consisted of living serpents, she wore a skirt made of bones, and she had a legendary temper.