The moon, our grandmother, Iyom pak’lom, is the great power in Atitlan. She brought everything from her belly. She gets big and swells and gives birth to the months. She is like some bitch-dog who gives birth to puppies all the time. She gives birth to the sun also and she creates il and mac (our pleasure-pain sin). She is into il-mac herself so she comes and goes. The first child of the Padre Eterno…, and our grandmother was not made from a sexual union, because really, there were not two people…. The moon lives on top of the 12 steps…of which she is the ahaw [lord]. On these steps, she greets the sun when he comes in from work and from here she sends him off again.