|Here she is, emerging from her ceremonial conch shell. (National Geographic photo)|
Lady Snake Lord.
She ruled the roost.
Her word was God.
Her husband was more like a bond-servant than her equal.
Her children and her children-in-law quaked before her might.
I could be talking about a Classic Mayan ruler they just found in El Perú-Waka’, Guatemala. But I’m not!
I’m talkin’ about my first wife’s mother! She could freeze your heart with a glance. And you didn’t want to step on her toes for fear she’d go off like a Claymore. Wow! Archaeology can sometimes tell you more about the present than the past.
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