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List of Gods : "Mayan"   (200++ records)

NameOrigin Description
Goddess name
"Pantang Mayang"
Borneo Goddess of love Borneo
Goddess name
"Mayan[devi]"
Buddhist Mother goddess Buddhist
Goddess name
"Mayanjalakrama-Kurukulla"
Buddhist Goddess Buddhist / Mahayana
Goddess name
"Mayan"
Hindu Goddess of illusion Hindu
Goddess name
"Mayanvel"
India Goddess of children India
God name
"Ab Kin Xoc"
Mayan Aka Piz Hui Tec, god of Poetry and war. Mayan

"Ac Yanto"
Mayan Created European immigrants and their products. Mayan
God name
"Acat"
Mayan God of tattoo artists. Mayan
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Goddess name
"Acna"
Mayan Mother goddess Mayan
God name
"Ah Bolom Tzacab"
Mayan Meaning "the lead-nosed god," he was a god of Agriculture, thunder and Rain. He was depicted with a leaf in his nose. Mayan
God name
"Ah Bolon Dz'acab"
Mayan Fertility god associated with Rain and thunder Mayan
God name
"Ah Can Cum"
Mayan Hunter god; protector of the animals Mayan
God name
"Ah Chuy Kak"
Mayan God of war Mayan
God name
"Ah Ciliz"
Mayan God of solar eclipses Mayan
God name
"Ah Cun Can"
Mayan God of war Mayan
God name
"Ah Hulneb"
Mayan Associated with the island of Cozumel, he was a god of war. Ah Hulneb means "he the spear thrower." Mayan
God name
"Ah Kin"
Mayan God of the Sun, who brings drought but protects man from the powers of evil associated with darkness Mayan
God name
"Ah Kin Xoc"
Mayan God of poetry, a singer and musician Mayan
God name
"Ah Kinchil"
Mayan God of war and the Sun Mayan
God name
"Ah Mun"
Mayan God responsible for protecting the green maize Mayan
God name
"Ah Muzecab"
Mayan Bee gods Mayan
God name
"Ah Peku"
Mayan Thunder god who lives on the tops of hills Mayan
God name
"Ah Tabai"
Mayan God of hunting Mayan
God name
"Ah Unicir Dz'acab"
Mayan God of healing Mayan
God name
"Ah Uuc Ticab"
Mayan Minor vegetation and fertility god Mayan
God name
"Ahau Chamahez"
Mayan One of two gods of Medicine Mayan
God name
"Ahau Kin"
Mayan Meaning "lord of the Sun face," he was a Sun god and moon god; he had two manifestations. At night, he became a jaguar god and lord of the underworld. Mayan
God name
"Ahmakiq"
Mayan An Agriculture god who protected crops from the wind. Mayan
God name
"Ajbit"
Mayan One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity from maize. Mayan
God name
"Ajtzak"
Mayan One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity from maize. Mayan
Goddess name
"Alaghom Naom"
Mayan Alaghom Naom goddess of wisdom, consciousness, education and the intellect. Also known as Alaghom Naom Tzentel and the Mother of Mind. Mayan
Deities name
"Alom"
Mayan sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity. Mayan
God name
"Auilix"
Mayan God of dawn. Mayan

"Bacabs"
Mayan They stand at the four corners of the world supporting the heavens. Mayan
God name
"Backlum Chaam"
Mayan God of male sexuality and of sex. Mayan
Deities name
"Balakrsna"
Mayan They are guardian deities. Mayan

"B'alam Agab"
Mayan night jaguar, he was the second of the men created from maize after the Great Flood sent by Hurakan. He married Choimha. Mayan
God name
"Balanke"
Mayan The name of the Sun god among the Kekchi. Mayan
Deities name
"Bitol"
Mayan A sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity. Mayan
God name
"Bolon Ti Ku"
Mayan Collective name for the the nine underworld gods who are not well defined Mayan
God name
"Buluc Chabtan"
Mayan Sometimes referred to as "God F," he was a war god who received human sacrifices. Mayan
God name
"Cabaguil"
Mayan God who helped create the world and mortals. Mayan

"Caha-Paluma"
Mayan falling water, she was a woman created specifically to be the wife of Balam-Quitze. Mayan

"Cakixia"
Mayan Cakixia "water of parrots," she was a woman created specifically to be the wife of Iqi-Balam
God name
"Cakulha"
Mayan A lightning god, an underling of Yaluk. His brother was Coyopa. Mayan
Monster name
"Camazotz"
Mayan The cult of Camazotz worshipped an anthropomorphic monster with the body of a human, head of a bat. The bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice. Mayan

"Camulatz"
Mayan A bird that ate the heads of the first men. Mayan
Deity name
"Cay"
Mayan A water deity. Mayan
God name
"Chaac"
Mayan God of Rain and Thunder. Mayan
God name
"Chac"
Mayan Gods of lightning, Rain, thunder, wind and fertility. Mayan
God name
"Chac Uayab Xoc"
Mayan A fish god and the patron deity of fishermen. He blessed their catches, yet also ate them if they drowned. Mayan
God name
"Chac Xib Chac"
Mayan God of sacrifice and war. Mayan
God name
"Chamer"
Mayan A god of death, particularly popular in Guatemala. He was married to Ixtab. Mayan
God name
"Chaob"
Mayan The four wind gods. Mayan
God name
"Chaob"
Mayan wind[s] god[s] Mayan / Lacandon
Goddess name
"Chibilias"
Mayan Goddess of the Rainbow. Mayan
Goddess name
"Chibirias"
Mayan Goddess of the earth, who sends the Rain and paints the earth. Mayan
God name
"Chiccan"
Mayan Gods of Rain. Mayan

"Chimalmat"
Mayan A giant who, by Vucub Caquix, was the mother of Cabrakan and Zipacna. Mayan
Goddess name
"Chirakan Ixmucane"
Mayan One of the new goddess formed by the four gods who made the world. Mayan
God name
"Chul Tatic Chites Vaneg,"
Mayan Creator god Mayan
God name
"Cit Bolon Tum"
Mayan A boar-headed god of Medicine and healing. Mayan
God name
"Cit Cac Coh"
Mayan God of war iconised as a red. Puma Mayan
God name
"Cizin"
Mayan God of death Mayan
Goddess name
"Colel Cab"
Mayan Chthonic goddess of the earth Mayan
God name
"Colop U Uichkin"
Mayan sky god who, with a night avatara of the same name, is the bringer of disease Mayan
God name
"Cumhau"
Mayan God of death. Mayan

"E"
Mayan E. An agricultural divinity and the patron of maize and maize produce. Mayan
Goddess name
"E Alom"
Mayan Primeval creator goddessess, literally, those who conceive and give birth Mayan

"Ek"
Mayan Babob Mayan
God name
"Ek Chua"
Mayan God of merchants and cacao growers. Black faced with a huge nose.Mayan
God name
"Ek Chuah"
Mayan God of war and commerce Mayan
God name
"Ekahau"
Mayan God of travelers and merchants Mayan

"Ekchuah"
Mayan An agricultural divinity who is the Patron of cacao and cacao products. He also has associations with travelers and journeys. Mayan
God name
"F"
Mayan F. A god of war who likes a tasty human sacrifice. Mayan
God name
"Gucumatz"
Mayan ("feathered serpent";) was a feathered snake god, one ofthe gods who created earth and humanity. Mayan

"Gucup Cakix"
Mayan An evil giant, who pretended to be both the Sun and the moon. Mayan
God name
"Gukumatz"
Mayan Feathered serpent";, a feathered snake god, one of the gods who created earth and humanity. Mayan
God name
"Hacauitz"
Mayan mountains god Mayan
God name
"Hahana Ku"
Mayan Messenger god. Mayan
God name
"Hexchuchan"
Mayan God of war Mayan / Itza
Demon name
"Hun Hau"
Mayan God of death and the Head of demons. Mayan
God name
"Hun Hunapu"
Mayan Creator god. Mayan
God name
"Hun Nal"
Mayan God of maize. Mayan
Deity name
"Hunab Ku aka Hun Itzamna"
Mayan . The Supreme Being and the greatest deity in the pantheon. Mayan
God name
"Hunahpa Utiu"
Mayan Yet another god who helped create the human race. Mayan
God name
"Hunahpu"
Mayan A god, who with his twin Xbalamwque, overcame the powers of evil and of death of his father, then rose to the heavens to become the Sun and the moon. Mayan
God name
"Hunhau"
Mayan Appears, sometimes with the head of an owl, sometimes as a dog. A god of the underworld and the land of the dead. Mayan
God name
"Ih P'en"
Mayan Chthonioc fertility god, concerned with the growth of plants as well as family, property and other wealth Mayan
God name
"Itzam Cab"
Mayan Chthonic earth god as well as a god of fire Mayan
Goddess name
"Ix Ahau"
Mayan Goddess of the moon Mayan
Goddess name
"Ix Chebel Yax"
Mayan Goddess of teaching, childbirth, the moon, sexual relations, storms and water Mayan
Goddess name
"Ix Ch'up"
Mayan Goddess of the moon Mayan
Goddess name
"Ix Kanan"
Mayan Vgetation goddess who takes care of bean plant Mayan
Goddess name
"Ix Ku"
Mayan Goddess of Rain Mayan
Goddess name
"Ix Zacal Nok"
Mayan Inventor of weaving as well as Creator goddess Mayan
God name
"Ixbalanque"
Mayan God of the moon, also be twin of Hunahpu Mayan
Goddess name
"Ixchebelyax"
Mayan Zapotec goddess. Mayan
Goddess name
"Ixchel"
Mayan Zapotec earth goddess Mayan
God name
"Ixpiyacoc"
Mayan One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity. Mayan
Goddess name
"Ixtab"
Mayan Goddess of suicide and wife of Chamer. Ixtab, depicted as a corpse with a rope around her neck, would accompany the suicides to their eternal rest Mayan
Demon name
"Kabrakan"
Mayan A giant demon that causes earthquakes and makes mountains disappear Mayan
God name
"Kai Yum"
Mayan God of music Mayan
God name
"Kakupacat"
Mayan God of war with a shield of fire Mayan

"Kan-xib-yui"
Mayan He re-created the earth after it was destroyed by the four Bacabs. Mayan
Spirit name
"Ketchimanet"
Mayan Great spirit Iowa / Fox
God name
"Kianto"
Mayan The god of foreign aliens, and the disease they brought with them. Mayan
God name
"Kin"
Mayan A Mayan Sun god.
God name
"Kinich Ahau"
Mayan God of war and the Sun. Mayan
Deity name
"Kinich Ahau"
Mayan A solar deity and father of Itzamna. Mayan
God name
"Kinich Kakmo"
Mayan God of the Sun and is symbolized by the Macaw. Mayan
Spirit name
"Kisin"
Mayan The god of death and earthquakes. If a person lied, was a thief, or committed murder or incest, their soul is given to Kisin, who punishes the spirit by alternate burning or freezing. Mayan
God name
"Kucumatz"
Mayan God who created all things from itself Mayan / Quiche
God name
"Kukulcan"
Mayan wind god who started life as a god of the Toltec Mayan
Supreme god name
"Kulcan"
Mayan The Mayan supreme god. He was also a god of the four elements, the creator god, god of resurrection and reincarnation.
God name
"Mam"
Mayan God of evil Mayan
God name
"Manohel-Tohel"
Mayan Creator god. Mayan
God name
"Menzabac"
Mayan weather god who causes the Rain by sprinkling black dye on the clouds, he has a side line as a fever god and the keeper of good souls Mayan

"Mitnal"
Mayan underworld hell where the wicked were tortured. Mayan
God name
"Nohochacyum"
Mayan Our True Lord a creator god of the Lacandon.
God name
"Oxlahun Ti Ku"
Mayan Literally the Thirteen Gods, are probably the gods of the thirteen heavens of the Maya cosmos, but they are usually treated as a single god. Mayan
God name
"Poxlom"
Mayan God of disease, also seen as a fertility god and is often depicted been a hunter. Mayan
God name
"Ppiz Hiu Tec"
Mayan God of poetry. Mayan
Deities name
"Qaholom"
Mayan A sky god and one of the seven deities of creation and humans. Mayan
God name
"Seven Macaw"
Mayan God of the Big Dipper Mayan
God name
"Tohil"
Mayan God of fire Mayan

"Totilma'il"
Mayan Androgynous creator being Mayan / Tzotzi
God name
"Tzultacah"
Mayan The god who protects the crops and the game. Mayan
Demon name
"Xbalanque"
Mayan A son of Hun-Hunahpu and Xquic, the daughter of one of the lords of the underworld. His twin is Hunahpu. Together, the twins outwitted arrogant demons, their jealous half-brothers and the lords of the underworld. Mayan
Demon name
"Xibalba"
Mayan Also known as Xibalba or Xibalbay, is a dangerous underworld ruled by the demons Vucub Caquix and Hun Came. The road to it is said to be steep, thorny and very forbidding. Mayan

"Xmucane"
Mayan And this is the grandmother, the daykeeper, Diviner who stands behind others: Xmucane is her name. Mayan

"Xpiyacoc"
Mayan This is the grandfather, this is the master of the coral seeds: Xpiyacoc is his name. Mayan

"Xpuch and Xtah"
Mayan And the two maidens, Xtah and Xpuch, were sent to the river, to the bathing place of Tohil, Avilix, and Hacavitz. This is what was decided by all the tribes. They went at once, well adorned, and they were truly very beautiful when they went there where Tohil was bathing, so that they would be seen, when they were washing. When they went, the lords were happy because they had sent their two daughters. Mayan
God name
"Yaluk"
Mayan The chief lightning god, and ruled over the lesser ones, such as Cakulha. Mayan
God name
"Yum Caax"
Mayan lord of the woods is a god of wild plants and animals important to the hunters. He is equally a protector of the fields against the incursions of wild nature and invoked by traditional farmers. Mayan
God name
"Yum Cimih"
Mayan God of death Mayan
God name
"Zipacna"
Mayan God of the dawn who, every morning, trys to destroy the stars. Mayan
God name
"Ah Uincir Dz'acab"
Mayan / Chorti, Meso american / eastern Guatemala God of healing. The patron of herbalists and concerned with the preparation of remedies, he is depicted as having male and female identities, each concerned with the healing of their respective sexes. Also Ah Uincir Kopot....
God name
"Chamer"
Mayan / Chorti, Mesoamerican / eastern Guatemala God of death. Appears as a skeleton dressed in white. His consort is Xtabai. Attributes include a scythe with a bone blade, probably copied from the traditions of Christian immigrants....
Deities name
"Chiccan"
Mayan / Chorti, Mesoamerican / eastern Guatemala Rain gods. Giant reptilian deities whose blood is cold and who evolved from snakes. They form a quartet, each living at the bottom of a deep lake situated in the four cardinal directions. They are believed to churn the waters which rise as clouds. The AH PATNAR UINICOB gods then beat the Rain from the clouds with stone axes....
God name
"Hexchuchan"
Mayan / Itza, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. One of several to whom the resin copal was burned before starting a battle. He may have been a tribal ancestor....
God name
"Kai Yum (singing lord)"
Mayan / Lacandon / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of music. He lives in the sky and is attendant on CACOCH, one of the aspects the Mayan creator god. Depicted as a brazier shaped like a pottery drum....
God name
"Ah Cuxtal (come to hfe)"
Mayan / Lacandon, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of birth. Responsible for the safe delivery of women....
God name
"Ah Peku"
Mayan / Lacandon, Mesoamerican / Mexico Thunder god. He lives on the tops of hills and climbs into the clouds before it Rains....
God name
"Chaob (carrying off)"
Mayan / Lacandon, Mesoamerican / Mexico wind god(s). They live in the four cardinal directions and, according to tradition, will bring about the end of the current world with earthquakes and tempests when the last of the Lacandon people dies. They will blow so hard that they blast the monkeys out of the trees. The names of two are identified, Hunaunic in the east and Chikinkuh in the West....
Deities name
"Hachacyum (our very lord)"
Mayan / Lacandon, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The creator of the world assisted by three other deities, his consort and two brothers, one of whom is Sucunyum, his counterpart (or alter ego) in the underworld. Also Nohochacyum (our great lord)....
Goddess name
"Ix Kanan"
Mayan / Mesoamer ican / Mexico vegetation goddess. The guardian of the bean plant. Her consort is the maize god IH P'EN. The cou ple are invoked at sowing time when turkeys and chickens are sacrificed....
Goddess name
"Ix Zacal Nok (lady cloth-weaver)"
Mayan / Mesoameri can / Mexico Creator goddess. The consort of the Sun god Kinich Ahau and also the inventor of weaving. She may represent another aspect of the mother goddess COLEL CAB. Also Ix Azal Uoh; Ixchel.See also AH KIN....
God name
"Ac Yanto (our helper)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of white men. The brother of the creator god...
God name
"Acat"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of tattooers. Acca Larentia...
God name
"Ah Bolon Dz'acab (many generations)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic fertility god. A god identified with Rain and thunder. Also strongly linked with Agriculture and young crops. Possibly a vegetation avatara of the iguana god ITZAM NA. Attributes include a leaf-like ornament worn in the nose. Also God K....
Deities name
"Ah Cancun"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protection of animals. Also Acanum....
God name
"Ah Ciliz"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of solar eclipses. He is said to eat the Sun during an eclipse, but at other times attends upon the Sun god, serving him meals....
God name
"Ah Hulneb (he of the spear thrower)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. The local guardian deity of the city of Cozumel....
Goddess name
"Ah Kin (he of the sun)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Sun god. A deity of ambivalent personality, the young suitor of the moon goddess Acna, also the aged Sun god in the sky. He is feared as the bringer of drought, but also protects mankind from the powers of evil associated with darkness. Said to be carried through the underworld at night on the shoulders of the god Sucunyum. Ah Kin is prayed to at Sunrise and rituals include the burning of incense. He is invoked to cure illness and to bring wives to bachelors. Attributes include a square third eye subtended by a loop, a strong Roman nose, a squint and incisor teeth filed to a T-shape. Also Acan Chob (Lacandon); Chi Chac Chob; Kinich Ahau; God G....
God name
"Ah Kin Xoc"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of poetry. Regarded as a great singer and musician since most Mayan poetry is Sung or chanted. He may appear as a hummingbird and is considered by some authorities to be an avatara of the Sun god. Also Ah Kin Xocbiltun; P'izlimtec....
Deities name
"Ah Tabai"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Hunting god. One of a number of deities in Mayan religion identified with the hunt and the protec tion of animals....
God name
"Ah Uuc Ticab"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic god. Minor fertility and vegetation deity....
Deities name
"Bacabs"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant gods. Four deities identified with points of the compass and colors, thus Hobnil (red) resides in the east, Can Tzicnal (white) in the north, Zac Cimi (black) in the west and Hozanek (yellow) in the south. They are also identified as the Toliloch (opossum actors) in the Codex Dresden, where each carries the image of the ruling god for the incoming year on his back. Hobnil is also a patron deity of beekeepers....
Deities name
"Bolon Ti Ku"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic underworld gods. A collective term for a group of nine deities not otherwise clearly defined. They are probably still invoked by modern Mexican Indians....
God name
"Buluc Chabtan"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. Associated with human sacrifice and depicted with a characteristic black line encircling the eye and extending down the cheek. Also God F....
Deities name
"Cacoch"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to tradition he engendered the water lily from which sprang all the other deities of the Mayan pantheon. He is also portrayed as a messenger of the creator god HACHACYUM. Also Kacoch....
God name
"Chul Tatic Chites Vaaneg (holy father, creator of man)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. Thought to be the Mayan name of the Christian god....
God name
"Cit Chac Coh"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of war. Identified as a red puma....
Goddess name
"Colel Cab (mistress of the earth)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic earth goddess. This may be another title for the IX ZACAL NOK aspect of the goddess CHIBIRIAS....
God name
"Colop U Uichkin (tears out the eye of the sun)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico sky god. Said to live in the midst of the sky, but with a night avatara of the same name who lives in the underworld land of the dead, Metnal, and who is the bringer of disease....
God name
"Cum Hau"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic god of death. One of several names for a death god listed in the codices....
God name
"Ek Chuah"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico God of merchants. Also the deity responsible for the cacao crop. (The cacao bean was traditionally the standard currency throughout Mesoamerica.) Probably of Putun origin, he is typically depicted painted black, except for a red area around the lips and chin. He has a distinctive downwardly projecting lower lip, horseshoe shapes around each eye and a highly elongated nose. He may also bear a scorpion's tail. Other attributes include a carrying strap in his headdress and sometimes a pack on his back. Also God M....
Goddess name
"Ih P'eu"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic fertility god. The deity concerned with the growth of plants, and consort of the bean goddess IX KANAN. He is also god of family life, property and other wealth. The couple are invoked as a single personality with the sacrificeof turkeys and chickens at sowing time. Ih Fen may be represented sowing maize seed....
God name
"Itzam Cab"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic earth god. The earth aspect of the creator god ITZAM NA. He is also a god of fire, and hearthstones are called “head of Itzam Cab.” Sticks of firewood are his thighs, flames his tongue and the pot resting on the fire his liver. In his vegetation aspect he is depicted with leaves of maize sprouting from his head....
Goddess name
"Ix Chebel Yax"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Mother goddess. Goddess of weaving and patroness of weavers, whose tutelage is shared with IX CHEL.See also CHIBIRIAS....
Goddess name
"Ixtab"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Goddess. Tutelary goddess of suicide victims....
God name
"Kabrakan"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico earthquake god. The so-called “destroyer of mountains” usually coupled with the god ZIPAKNA who builds mountains....
God name
"Kakupacat (fiery glance)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico war god. Said to bear a shield of fire with which he protects himself in battle....
God name
"Kukulcan"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. Kukulcan is, in origin, a Toltec god who was adopted by the Mayan culture and who corresponds closely with the Aztec deity QUETZALCOATL. He is chiefly concerned with reincarnation, but is also responsible for the elements of fire, earth and water. He is depicted with various attributes, including a torch or a lizard representing fire, maize for earth, and a fish for water. Also God B....
God name
"Manohel-Tohel"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The deity concerned specifically with the creation of mankind, giving mortals body and soul and leading them from the caves into the light....
God name
"Meizabac (black powder maker)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico weather god. He sprinkles black dye on the clouds, which causes them to generate Rain. Believed to live on the edge of a lake. Also a fever god and a keeper of good souls. Also Metzabac....
God name
"Ohoroxtotil (god almighty)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The creator of the Sun and the deity who made the world inhabitable for mankind by destroying the jaguars which once infested it....
Deities name
"Oxiahun Ti Ku"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico sky gods. The collective name for a group of thirteen celestial deities who are probably still invoked by Mesoamerican Indians today....
Deities name
"Tzultacah (mountain valley)"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic and thunder gods. A group of deities who combine the features of earth and Rain gods. Although there are considered to be an indefinite number of Tzultacahs, only thirteen are invoked in prayers. They live in, and may personify, springs and rivers, but each is the owner of a specific mountain. They are attended by snakes which are dispatched to punish mankind for wrongdoing. Non-poisonous varieties are sent to discipline against minor offenses, rattlesnakes for more serious depravity....
God name
"Yum Kaax"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico vegetation god. The deity concerned with the growing and harvesting of maize, but also of husbandry in general. Depicted as a youthful figure with an ear of corn in his headdress. Also God E....
God name
"Zipakna"
Mayan / Mesoamerican / Mexico earthquake god. Usually coupled with the god KABRAKAN and identified as a creator of mountains which Kabrakan subsequently destroys....
Supreme god name
"Kucumatz"
Mayan / Quiche Indian, Mesoamerican / Mexico Supreme god. An androgynous being who created all things out of itself. Comparable with KUKULCAN....
Goddess name
"E Quaholom (begetter of cbildren)"
Mayan / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Guatemala highlands Primeval creator god. Identified in the sacred Maya Book the Popol Vub. The consort of the goddess E ALOM and the father of GUKUMATZ who equates with the Aztec QUETZALCOATL. Also Tzacol....
Goddess name
"E Alom (conceiver of cbildren)"
Mayan / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Guatemalan highlands Primeval creator goddess. The consort of E QUAHOLOM, identified in the sacred Maya Book, the Popol Vub. Her son is GUKUMATZ, the counterpart of the Aztec god QUETZALCOATL. Also Bitol....
God name
"Gukumatz"
Mayan / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Guatemalan highlands sky god. The son of the creator gods E QUAHOLOM and E ALOM, and equating to the feathered serpent god of Aztec religion, QUETZALCOATL....
God name
"Huraaan"
Mayan / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Guatemalan highlands Creator god. Having created the world, he fashioned the first humans from pieces of maize dough. The counterpart of the Yucatec HUNAB KU....
God name
"Poxiom"
Mayan / Tzeltal Indian, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of disease. Apparently perceived as a star in the sky or a ball of fire. He may also be depicted as a fertility god shelling maize or as a fisherman, doctor, musician or hunter. An image of the god was discovered in the Christian church in Oxchuc, and the Indians were forced to revoke and spit on the icon before it was publicly burnt....
God name
"Ikal Ahau"
Mayan / Tzotzil, Mesoamerican / Mexico Chthonic god of death. Perceived as a diminutive figure who lives in a cave by day but wanders at night attacking people and eating raw human flesh. He is also considered to inhabit Christian church towers in Mexico and is probably personified by vampire bats....

"Totilma'il (father-mother)"
Mayan / Tzotzil, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator being. An androgynous personality who represents the ancestral source of creation....
God name
"Hun Hunapu"
Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The father of HUNAPU and Ix Balan Ku. According to the sacred Mayan text Popol Vub, he was decapitated during a football game and his head became lodged in the calabash tree which bore fruit from that day....
God name
"Hunapu"
Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. According to the sacred text Popol Vub, the son of HUN HUNAPU and the twin brother of Ix Balan Ku. Tradition has it that, like his father, he was decapitated in a historic struggle with the underworld gods and subsequently became the Sun god, while his sibling is the apotheosis of the moon....
God name
"Hunhau"
Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. One of the several “lords of death” listed in the codices who rule the underworld, Mictlan. Hunhau is generally depicted with canine attributes, or with the head of an owl.See also YUM CIMIL. Also God A....
Goddess name
"Ix Chel"
Mayan / Yucatec / Quiche, Mesoamerican / Mexico moon goddess. Also the goddess of childbirth and Medicine and of Rain bows. A consort of the Sun god. She has a major shrine as Cozumel and small figurines of the goddess have been conventionally placed beneath the beds of women in labor. Such women are considered to be in great danger at times of lunar eclipse when the unborn child may develop deformities. Ix Chel is a guardian against disease and the Quiche Indians regard her as a goddess of fertility and sexual inter course. A goddess of weaving, believed to be the first being on earth to weave cloth, she was employed in this craft when she first attracted the attention of the Sun god. She carries her loom sticks across the sky to protect her from jaguars. Under Chris tian influence she has been largely syncretized with the Virgin Mary.See also IX CHEBEL YAX....
God name
"Cizin (stench)"
Mayan / Yucatec / other tribes, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. The most important death god in the Mayan cultural area. Said to live in Metnal, the Yucatec place of death, and to burn the souls of the dead. He first burns the mouth and anus and, when the soul complains, douses it with water. When the soul complains of this treatment, he burns it again until there is nothing left. It then goes to the god Sicunyum who spits on his hands and cleanses it, after which it is free to go where it chooses. Attributes of Cizin include a fleshless nose and lower jaw, or the entire head may be depicted as a skull. Spine and ribs are often showing. He wears a collar with death eyes between lines of hair and a long bone hangs from one earlobe. His body is painted with black and particularly yellow spots (the Mayan color of death)....
God name
"Acan"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of wine. Identified with the local brew, balche, made from fermented honey to which the bark of the balche tree has been added....
God name
"Ah Chun Caan (he of the base of the sky)"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Local god. The tutelary deity of the city of Merida. Mentioned in the Vienna Dictionary....
Deities name
"Ah Kumix Uiinicob"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. The four diminutive deities which take over from the giant AH PATNAR UINICOB deities during the dry season....
God name
"Ah Muun"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Maize god. The deity responsible for protecting the unripe maize....
Deities name
"Ah Muuzencab"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Bee gods. The patron deities of apiarists still invoked in parts of the Yucatan. They are thought to be represented iconographically on the tops and bottoms of stone columns at the site of Chichen Itza as aged men with long beards and upraised arms. They wear loin cloths with distinctive cross hatching....