Mayan Names Of God

Names of God – Maya

Name of God - Maya

Name of God – Maya

List of the names of Mayan gods and supernatural beings, mainly taken from the Books of Chilam Balam.

Acan The god of wine. His name means ‘belch’.
Acaat Yucatec divine patron of those making scarifications and tattoos (Cogolludo); also called Acat and Ah Cat.
Ah Chuy Kak A god of war
Aha Ciliz A god of solar eclipses
Ah Mun A designation of the Maya maize god
Ah Muzencab The gods of bees
Ah Pekku The god of thunder
Ah Tabai The god of the hunt
Ah Uuc Ticab A god of the Earth
Ahau Chamahez A god of medicine and good health
Ajbit One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity from maize
Ajtzak One of the thirteen creator gods who helped construct humanity from maize
Akna Meaning “Our mother,” a very general title applied, amongst others, to goddesses of fertility and childbirth
Alom A sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity
Awilix Patron of the Nija’ib’ lineage of the K’iche’
Bacab Old god of the interior of the earth and of thunder, sky carrier, fourfold
Balam Any of a group of jaguar gods who protected people and communities
Bitol A sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in the last two attempts at creating humanity
Bolon Ts’akab (Dzacab) Ah Bolon Dzacab ‘Innumerable Generations’, the Lightning god, patron of the harvest and the seeds
Bolontiku A group of nine underworld gods
Bolon Yokte’ A very ancient Mayan Diety, who was said to have a radiant glow to his skin
Buluc Chabtan War god
Cabrakan A god of mountains and earthquakes. He was a son of Vucub Caquix and Chimalmat
Cacoch A creator god
Camazotz Bat god, tries to kill the Hero Twins
Can Tzicnal Bacab of the north, is assigned the color white, and the Muluc years, son of Itzamna and Ixchel
Chac The god of Storms, enemy of Camazot
Chac Uayab Xoc A fish god and the patron deity of fishermen
Chicchan A group of four Chorti rain gods who live in lakes and make rain clouds from the water in those lakes. Each of the rain gods was associated with a cardinal direction, similar to the Bacabs. Chiccan was also the name of a day in the Tzolkin cycle of the maya calendar
Cit Bolon
Tum A god of medicine and healing
Chimalmat A giant who, by Vucub Caquix, was the mother of Cabrakan and Zipacna
Cizin A god of death who lived in Metnal
Colel Cab Mistress of the Bee
Colop U Uichkin An eclipse deity
Coyopa The god of thunder and brother of Cakulha
Cum Hau A god of death and the underworld
Ekchuah Ek Chuah, the “black war chief” was the patron god of warriors and merchant
Gukumatz Feathered Snake god and creator.
Hachäk’yum Worshipped by the Lacandon people as their patron deity
Hobnil Bacab of the eas
Hozanek Bacab of the south; the ek element in the name may refer to a star or constellation
Hun Batz ‘One Howler Monkey’, one of the two stepbrothers of the Hero Twins, one of the Howler Monkey Gods and patron of the arts
Hun Came A demonic lord of the underworld (Xibalba) who, along with Vucub Caquix, killed Hun Hunahpu. They were killed in turn by the latter’s sons, the Maya Hero Twins
Hun Chowen One of the two stepbrothers of the Hero Twins, one of the Howler Monkey Gods and patron of the arts
Hun Hunahpu The father of the Maya Hero Twins Ixbalanque and Hun Apu by a virgin. Beheaded in Xibalba, the underworld, by the rulers of Xibalba, Hun Came and Vucub Caquix. His sons avenged his death
Hunab Ku ‘Sole God’, identical with Itzamna as the highest Yucatec god; or a more abstract upper god
Hunahpu One of the Maya Hero Twins
Hunahpu Gutch One of the thirteen creator gods who helped create humanity
Hunahpu Utiu One of the thirteen creator gods who helped create humanity
Hunnalye Hypothetical hieroglyphic reading of the name of the Classic Maya maize go
Huracan ‘One Leg’, one of three lightning gods together called ‘Heart of the Sky’, and acting as world creators
Itzamna The founder of the Maya culture, he taught his people to grow maize and cacao, as well as writing, calendars, and medicine.
Itzananohk’u A patron god of the Lacandon people
Ixbalanque Xbalanqu
Ixchel Jaguar goddess of midwifery and medicine
Ixmucane One of the thirteen creator gods who helped create humanity, grandmother of the Hero Twins
Ixpiyacoc One of the thirteen creator gods who helped create humanity
Ixtab Goddess of suicide
Ixazaluoh A goddess of water and weaving
Kauil (Kawil, K’awiil) Title attested for Itzamna, Uaxac Yol, and Amaite Ku; family name; probably not meaning ‘food’, but ‘powerful’
Kinich Ahau The solar deity
Kinich Kakmo A solar deity represented by a macaw, patron of Izamal (Yucatan)
Kukulkán The plumed serpent. A Mayan aspect of the Mesoamerican traditional God Quetzalcoatl
Kakka married to goddess Lilit
Matbuas a sun time
Oxlahuntiku ‘Thirteen Gods’, possibly sky gods, opposed to Bolontiku. Mentioned in an eschatological passage
Qaholom One of the second set of creator gods
Q’uq’umatz Feathered Snake god and creator. The depiction of the feathered serpent deity is present in other cultures of Mesoamerica. Q’uq’umatz of the K’iche’ Maya is closely related to the god Kukulkan of Yucatán and to Quetzalcoatl of the Aztecs
Tepeu A sky god and one of the creator deities who participated in all three attempts at creating humanity
Tohil Tohil was a patron deity of the K’iche’. There was a great temple to him at their ancient capital of Q’umarkaj
Votan legendary ancestral deity, Chiapas
Vucub Caquix Bird demon, severs arm of Hero Twin, wife is Chimalmat, sons are the demonic giants Cabrakan and Zipacna
Xaman Ek god of travelers and merchants, who gave offerings to him on the side of roads while traveling
Xbalanque War Twin, one of the Hero Twins, companion to Hunahp
Xmucane and Xpiayoc A creator god couple which helped create the first humans. They are also the parents of Hun Hunahpu and Vucub Hunahpu. They were called Grandmother of Day, Grandmother of Light and Bearer twice over, begetter twice over and given the titles midwife and matchmaker
Yaluk One of four Mopan ‘Grandfathers’ of the earth and chief lightning god
Yum Caax God of the woods, of wild nature, and of the hunt; invoked before carving out a maize field from the wilderness
Zac Cimi Bacab of the west
Zipacna Demonic personification of the earth crust

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