Mayan religion name

El Dorado
February 18, 2017 – 12:39 pm
About the Mayan religion?
Poster for ‘El Dorado’.

El Dorado was the 5th expansion for EU4. It was announced on 2015-01-25. It was released on 2015-02-26, coinciding with patch 1.10.


  • A deep Nation Designer gives you new starting options for your games, including national ideas and custom monarchs
  • Experience the new Nahuatl, Inti and Mayan religions with blood sacrifices or Sun Worship
  • Send your conquistadors to hunt for the Seven Cities of Gold, or your explorer on exploration missions around the world
  • Gold Fleets can traffic New World wealth back to Europe, and be targeted by your privateer fleets
  • Use your trade fleets to hunt dangerous pirates
  • Maintain good relations with the Pope so you can get a corner of the world to call your own in the Treaty of Tordesillas

Nation Designer[edit]

With the expansion, players are able to create their own nation. To do so, they are given between 50 and 800 points, depending on the settings (200 by default), that they can spend on a certain number of provinces, in their government, in their national ideas…

First, the players have to choose a capital, then add or remove provinces. The richer a province is, the more expensive in points it will be.

Then, players can customize the appearance of their nation by configuring its name, map color and flag. Those are purely aesthetic and do not cost any points.

After that, players can choose the government form, the name, age and skills of the ruler and heir, the culture, the religion, and the technology group of their custom nation. The cost for this last one depends on the location of the Nation.

Finally, players have to pick their National Ideas from over 90 modifiers and setting the level of each. The first level of most modifiers is free, with an exponentially increasing cost for higher levels and penalties for having more than 50% of the total modifiers levels from a single type (administrative, diplomatic, and military).

There are also additional custom settings such as a world populated by randomly generated states, or a flat world with provinces of the same value. The Nations created by this way are ironman-compatible, but not achievement-compatible.


Aztecs and other mesoamerican states now follow the Nahuatl religion. Each nation of this faith has a ticking doom value that increases every year based on the number of provinces it owns.

High Doom increases technology costs and idea costs. If the value reaches 100 the Nahuatl state will be forced to take drastic measures to avert Doomsday. The ruling monarch and the heir will be killed and be replaced by a 0/0/0 ruler, all of the monarch points will be lost, any/all the subject states will declare independence and up to two religious reforms will be lost.

The "Flower Wars" casus belli gives the Nahuatl states the ability to declare war on their neighbours freely. Occupying provinces and winning battles with that casus belli will result in doom being reduced. Nahuatl states can also sacrifice ruling monarchs and adult heirs in their vassal states. This will reduce Doom by an amount equal to the total skills of that monarch or heir, but will anger all subject states and make them more likely to seek independence.

To free themselves from the Doom mechanic, Nahuatl states will need to reform their religion. There are five reforms they can pass giving benefits such as colonists, war exhaustion reduction or an increase in the number of potential diplomatic relations. Enacting a reform requires having at least 5 vassal states, no rebels, positive stability and less than 50 Doom. When enacted, Doom will increase by 25 and all subject states will declare independence. Once all five reforms have been passed, and if the Nahuatl state border a Western Nation, it will be able to reform the Religion. This brings the Nation up to 80% of that Western nation’s technology level and allows it to Westernize. It also permanently disables the Doom mechanic.

Nahuatl reforms give -0.05 War Exhaustion, +1 Diplomatic Relations, +5% Discipline, +1 Colonist and -20% Stability Cost Modifier.


Mayan states follow their own religion. Like Nahuatl, it too has its own reform track, although it is not dependent on Doom.

Mythology of the American Nations: An Illustrated Encyclopedia Of The Gods, Heroes, Spirits, Sacred Places, Rituals And Ancient Beliefs Of The North ... Indian, Inuit, Aztec, Inca And Maya Nations
Book (Lorenz Books)
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