Mayan God

Mayan gods and Goddesses names and pictures
Mayan gods and Goddesses names and pictures
The Mayan civilization flourished in Mesoamerica from around 300 b.c. until the Spanish conquest of the early a.d. 1500S. The mythology of the Maya had many elements in common with those of other civilizations of the region. But the…
Mayan gods and Goddesses names
Mayan gods and Goddesses names
The Mayan Indians of Central and South America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Belize) believed in many gods. The gods ranged from a suicide goddess, to a god of maize, or corn. With the Mayan believing in over 190 gods…
Maya Aztecs and Incas
Maya Aztecs and Incas
This chapter has been published in the book . For ordering information please click here. Humans may have lived in the western hemisphere more than fifty thousand years ago as indicated by legends of ancient Lemuria or Mu and Atlantis. A land bridge from Asia to North America was apparently used by migrating…
Mayan sun god name
Mayan sun god name
Mayan Sun God Also known as AHAU-KIN, AH-KIN, AH-KINCHIL, KINICH-AHAW, KINICH-AJAW-PAKAL, KINICH-KAKMO, GOD-G, G The Sunface Fire Macaw He’s also known as God G. G is for Golden Bird. KINICH-AHAU is also one of the PALENQUE-TRIAD Gods designated with Roman numerals, in this case . Among other things…
Mayan animal gods
Mayan animal gods
Since the beginning of human history, people have lived in close contact with animals—usually as hunters and farmers—and have developed myths and legends about them. All kinds of creatures, from fierce leopards to tiny spiders, play important roles in mythology. A myth can give special meaning or extraordinary…
Aztec Mayan gods
Aztec Mayan gods
The Mayan and Aztec religions are part of Meso-American beliefs. Along with the Zapotecs and Mixtecs, Mayans and Aztecs believed in a vital force that distinguished living matter from non-living, or animate vs. inanimate. Mayans worshiped nature deities, had a priest class, valued astronomy and astrology…
Ancient America Maya
Ancient America Maya
Researchers have verified the authenticity of an ancient Maya text from the 13th century, solving the long-standing riddle of whether the mysterious fragment was actually genuine. The Grolier Codex, thought to have been uncovered by looters in the 1960s, has long been treated with suspicion by archaeologists…
Mayan Earth god
Mayan Earth god
Beloved by the Maya of western highland Guatemala, Maximón (pronounced Ma-shee-moan) is part ancient Mayan deity, part Catholic saint, part archetypal trickster. His complex character resonates with ancient religious associations between fertility, virility, the underworld, black magic, and sin. He is…
Mayan god of the sun
Mayan god of the sun
Ancient Maya Astronomy: The ancient Maya were keen astronomers, recording and interpreting every aspect of the sky. As they believed that the will and actions of the Gods could be read in the stars, moon and planets, they dedicated much time to doing so and many of their most important buildings were…
Mayan god Symbols
Mayan god Symbols
Mayan Symbols of the Goddess Ixchel Ixchel is a Mayan goddess - we know that for sure, but her roles within the Mayan structure of divine rites are complicated. As a community changes and grows - particularly when the collective progress is swift and massive, the gods and goddesses of the community have…
Mayan Jaguar god
Mayan Jaguar god
There are many jaguar characters in the mythology of the Classic Maya, and still today. But when you see a spotted animal in Maya art, remember that there are actually five felines: Two with no spots (jaguarundi and puma) Three with spots (jaguar, margay, and ocelot). In rare instances you can find a…
Mayan god Itzamna
Mayan god Itzamna
Itzamná (pronounced Eetz-am-NAH), also known as God D, is one of the most important Maya gods. His name in the Mayan language means caiman, lizard or large fish, and in some cases he appears in codices with the semblance of a caiman. According to Maya mythology his wife was the goddess Ixchel. Itzamná…
Mayan Snake god Kukulcan
Mayan Snake god Kukulcan
Ancient Deities with Possible Origins in Atlantis! In the ancient world there are many mysteries, but none as perplexing as those found in the Mayan culture. From their beginnings to their mysterious disappearance the Mayan s have baffled us all. One fact that has stumped many is actually one of the…
Important Mayan gods
Important Mayan gods
The pantheon of the Maya is a vast collection of deities who were worshipped throughout the region which, today, comprises Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. Not all of the gods were venerated in all of the…
Mayan god of rain
Mayan god of rain
Natural events of different intensities from the vivifying rain and wet season storms, to the more dangerous and destructive hailstorms and hurricanes were considered manifestations of the god. Characteristics of the Mayan Rain God For the ancient Maya, the rain god had a particularly strong relationship…
Maya crops
Maya crops
Around 2500 B.C. the Maya started cultivating corn (maize) and abandoned a nomadic way of life to settle in villages surrounded by cornfields. With the domestication of corn and the harnessing of rainwater for irrigation, all the elements were in place to support a growing Maya population. Maya farmers…
Classic Maya
Classic Maya
The Classic period (250 CE to 900 CE) is considered the height of the Maya civilization, characterized by great accomplishments like distinctive writing and calendric systems polychrome ceramics corbelled vault architecture major public architecture with pyramids, palaces, ball courts The Maya hierarchy…
All Mayan gods
All Mayan gods
BRIEF INTRODUCTION: The Maya understanding and observation of Mother Nature, Earth s cycles, the Cosmos, life and death, play an important role in their Spiritual and Religious beliefs. Even today, J -Men and Ix-Men, orwhere J-Men Mayan Senior Priests celebrate through out the year many sacred ceremonies…
Mayan gods Wiki
Mayan gods Wiki
“ The primary purpose of the ancient Maya was to give a sense of order and control to life, that was their world view. What created their world view was the mere fact that their primary crop was corn and they had to manage the wet and dry seasons which would predict the timing of the corn cycle. In the…
Mayan pictures of gods
Mayan pictures of gods
When Hector Siliezar visited the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza with his wife and kids in 2009, he snapped three iPhone photos of El Castillo, a pyramid that once served as a sacred temple to the Mayan god Kukulkan. A thunderstorm was brewing near the temple, and Siliezar was trying to capture lightning…
Cizin Mayan god
Cizin Mayan god
Cizin Also spelled Kisin, (Mayan: “Stinking One”), Mayan god and god of , ruler of the subterranean land of the dead. He may possibly have been one aspect of a malevolent underworld deity who manifested himself under several names and guises ( e.g., Ah Puch, Xibalba, and Yum Cimil). In pre-Conquest codices…