The Goddess of suicide, the noose, and the gallows, Ixtab escorted those who suffered a violent or suicidal death to heaven. This included slain warriors, sacrificial victims, priests, women who died in childbirth, and those who died playing Poc-a-Toc. There they enjoyed the best food, drink, and shade, free from any wants. Suicide was considered an honorable alternative to living and guaranteed passage into paradise. She is represented with a rope around her neck, hanging from a tree, eyes closed and her body partially decomposed.