Hello, my name is Liliana, I am a Puerto Rico native living in Europe and I am currently studying and learning about The Goddess. Reading about how ancient cultures had a Great Mother made me wonder about my own... I felt curious about my ancestors and decided to look into Taino gods and my heart soared when I read about Atabey.
Is there a group here or elsewhere with dicussion about Atabey / The Great Goddess / Earth Mother? Is there information about modern Taino Religious practices that celebrate Her?
Also, growing up in PR, I was strongly taught that Tainos were extinct. Seeing this group, and resarching anything about modern Taino resurgence is like a dream come true. A fantasy of a world my heart always longed for. Are there books that are recommended for the study of this movement?
One last question. Are there Taino last names? My husband is now extremely curious about the last name Tua from his mother's side who is very strongly "del campo" and still practices very traditional cooking methods and has knowledge of medicinal herbs.
Thabks for any info at all. Greatly appreciated!
Hi liliana my name david aponte resto living on the island from the 1980s working on ancestral art you can google my name for more of my work what can l say as a boricua gerero it up to all of us to do our own quest you can have a DNA test to confirm the face that we as native American were here long be for span lost at sea gave them food and we are still paying for that look up the lost tribe site and me on face book hope it helps