Guabancex (also known as Gua Ban Ceh) is the mother of Juracán(the personification of a hurricane) from which hurricanes get their name; this comes from Taino mythology. Guabancex was a daughter or a manifestation of Atabey, the fertility goddess
I likely descend from Timucuans, as does my main character, but Timucuan mythology is generally lost, so I may borrow from the Taino. My third novel may have the main character descended from a priestess and the goddess maybe called Abowo, a version of Atabey and the mother of hurricanes.
Atabey’s symbology is much like Heqet, the Egyptian fertility goddess who is symbolized as a frog. Heqet is a goddess of midwives, as is the Greek goddess, Baubo–who is my goddess of most interest. Heqet is considered the source of the Greek goddess, Hecate, who also links to Baubo. My fictional goddess will probably be triple formed like Hecate, but likely a triple headed totem pole. Baubo wore a face on her belly which is like a totem pole. I should divide my fictional goddess into three manifestations; thus three names. Bowoa and Woboa may be the other names of Abowo, an each will govern a portion of a year. Abowo would represent–before hurricane season, Bowoa would represent–during hurricane season, and Woboa would be after.
This post describes how I created a mother of hurricanes for my third novel, who also acts as fertility goddess. The third book will probably have my main character, doodling visions of her dream–the totem pole. A v-shaped face on top would represent Abowo(Atabey) and the fertility season, starting on Valentine’s Day, which I chose because my family of Native American farmers chose that day to plant, and the Romans celebrated the Lupercus, a wolfen fertility deity, in mid-February. The middle figure, on the fictional totem pole, is the round-faced mother of hurricanes and of course would represent hurricane season. The third face would be rectangular and represent the reaping season.
In creation my fictional mythology, I will mix Taino with what little is known about Timucuan mythology. The French Huguenot, Jacques LeMoyne, states the Florida natives used stag antlers in their celebration of the sun.
A hurricane deity was likely worshiped, by my ancestors, and birdman from the Southern Death Cult was likely worshiped. These two deities would be lovers. The Native American birdman is equivalent to Egypt’s Ra and Horus because all are sun deities represented by falcons. Owls will represent my mother of hurricanes because the Hontoon owl totem is one of the best artifacts recovered. I’m ignoring the fact that the owl totem was Mayacan rather than Timucuan because equating the mother of hurricanes to the owl symbolized Hecate is convenient. So a frog and an owl can represent two faces on the totem pole and I need another creature to symbolize the goddess; which, leads me to a panther. Egypt’s cat deities, Bastet and Sekhmet. Bastet is wed to Ra and Sekhmet is married to Ptah, a dwarf god. If you study my blog–dwarfs and I link Ptah to the Cabeiri and the Karpoi.
Mythology is confusing, so the mother of hurricanes is Guabancex who is considered a manifestation of Atabey. Baubo can also be called a manifestation of Hecate. With great difficulty, I add my fictional mythology and I hope I write this in a understandable manner because I will need this post to keep track of my thinking.