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Guanche Sun Goddess

Portrait of the sun goddess of the guanches, Magec. dressed in an orange flying dress at golden hour with the volcano

Third in the Goddess Project, representing our home island Tenerife. 

This was a short 15 minutes session at sunset, in front of the volcano, at 2500mts. A very cold and windy session. Parachute dress and leather corset made by yours truly, part of our ever growing photo closet. 

In the time before the Spanish conquest of the Canary Islands, when the world was young and untouched by the footsteps of strangers, there lived a people known as the Guanches. They were a simple, agrarian society, living in harmony with the land on the slopes of their volcanic home, fishing the bountiful waters that surrounded them.

The Guanches believed that their island, Tenerife, was the center of the world, and that Magec, the sun goddess, watched over them from her celestial throne. They believed she was the source of all life and light on Tenerife.

However amidst all this beauty and harmony, lurking in the shadows was Guayota, the demon of  Echeyde inside the Volcano, hell as we know it.

One fateful day, as Magec bathed the islands in her golden embrace, Guayota emerged from the shadows, envious of the beauty and harmony that Magec bestowed upon the land. In a cunning move, Guayota seized the Sun and imprisoned her deep within the heart of Mount Teide.

The earth trembled and fiery eruptions painted the sky as Magec resisted Guayota's dark grasp. The people of the Canary Islands witnessed these tumultuous events, understanding that the balance between light and darkness hung in the delicate threads of this divine struggle.

Legend whispered that every eruption was a manifestation of Magec's attempt to break free, his flames yearning to pierce through the mountain's rocky prison. The island became a battleground of cosmic forces, where day and night, good and evil, clashed in a terrifying battle. The world was plunged into darkness.


The Guanches pleaded for help from the supreme god Achamán, who after a fierce struggle managed to defeat Guayota, free Magec, and plug the crater with Guayota inside. Legend has it that the plug that Achamán put on is the so-called Pan de Azucar, the last cone, whitish in colour, that crowns the volcano. Whenever it erupted, it was customary for the Guanches to light bonfires so that the demon would believe that he was still in hell and pass by. 

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