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God Name and Meaning

List of Gods : "Yucatec"   (18 records)

NameOriginDescription
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....
Deities name
"Ah Patnar Uinicob (owners of the jars men)"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Attendant water gods. Four huge deities who pour water on to the earth from jars. The end of the dry season is marked on May 3, completing an eight day Rain ceremony....
Deities name
"Balam (jaguar)"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Guardian deities. Poorly defined spirits who protect individuals in daily life. Four balam stand at the cardinal points around a village to guard against dangerous animals. They also protect the four sides of a milpa (smallholding) against thieves....
God name
"Chac"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Rain god(s). Not part of the hierarchy of Mayan gods, but worshiped with great devotion at local level. Originally there was a god, Chaac, who was of huge size and who taught mankind Agriculture. He was regarded as the god of thunder, lightning, Rain and bread, and of milpas (smallholdings) and their produce. Also God B....
Demon name
"Chac Uayab Xoc"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Fish god. Known as the “great demon shark,” he feeds on the bodies of drowned fishermen, but also provides catches....
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
"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
"Hunab Ku"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico Creator god. The greatest deity in the pantheon, no image is created of Hunab Ku since he is considered to be without form. His son is the iguana god, ITZAM NA, and he may have become the Mayan counterpart of the Christian god....
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....
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....
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
"Mam"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of evil. A much-feared deity who lives beneath the earth and only emerges in times of crisis. Depicted in the form of a flat, life-sized piece of wood dressed as a scarecrow and set upon a stool. He is offered food and drink during Uayeb, the period of five unlucky days at the end of the year, after which the figure is undressed and unceremoniously thrown away. During Uayeb devotees fast and refer to the god as “grandfather.”...
God name
"Yum Cimil"
Mayan / Yucatec, Mesoamerican / Mexico God of death. Depicted with a skull head, bare ribs and spiny projections from the vertebrae, or with bloated flesh marked by dark rings of decomposition. He wears bell-like ornaments fastened in the hair. Sacrificial victims were offered to the god by drowning in the sacred pool or cenote. Also God A....