Ah Puch is one of the names associated with a god of death in the ancient Mayan religion. He was known as a god of death, darkness, and disaster.
Appearance. In Zane’s book about Mayan mythology, Ah – Puch looked like a bloated zombie with decomposing gray skin with nasty black spots, and he had a dark, twisted smile. He wore this weird helmet that had eyes hanging off it, the eyes of the people he’d recently killed.
Itzamná Itzamná , ( Mayan : “Iguana House”) principal pre-Columbian Mayan deity, ruler of heaven, day, and night. He frequently appeared as four gods called Itzamnás, who encased the world.
Yum Cimil is the Mayan god of the dead. Others may refer to him as Ah Puch . His ruling consists of 9 levels in the underworld known as Mitnal.
One of the two stepbrothers of the Hero Twins (the other being Hun-Batz) he is depicted as a howler monkey. Along with his brother, he is the patron god of artists and writers. While Gucumatz was the most popular god, Hunab-Ku is considered the supreme deity of the pantheon of the Maya, known as `Sole God’.
To the Aztecs , death was instrumental in the perpetuation of creation, and gods and humans alike had the responsibility of sacrificing themselves in order to allow life to continue.
The evil god Whiro is often confused with a hero of the same name: Whiro the voyager. Lilith: Female Demon of Jewish Folklore. Loviatar: Finnish Goddess of Death, Pain, and Disease. Apophis: Evil God of Chaos in Ancient Egypt. Lamashtu: Worst of The Mesopotamian Evil Gods .
Here’s the list of the top five Mayan Gods of all time: Itzamn (or Zamn ) Itzamn , the big cheese overall and lord of the heavens as well as night and day, could be called upon in hard times or calamities. Chac . Ah Mun. Ah Puch . Ek Chuah. Acan. Ix- Chel . Xaman Ek.
In Maya mythology, Camazotz (/kɑːməˈsɒts/ from Mayan /kämäˈsots/) (alternate spellings Cama-Zotz, Sotz, Zotz) is a bat god. In Mesoamerica the bat is associated with night, death, and sacrifice.
Kukulkan , also spelled K’uk’ulk’an, /kuːkʊlˈkɑːn/ (“Plumed Serpent”, “Feathered Serpent”) is the name of a Mesoamerican serpent deity. Kukulkan is closely related to the deity Qʼuqʼumatz of the Kʼicheʼ people and to Quetzalcoatl of Aztec mythology. Little is known of the mythology of this Pre-Columbian era deity.
Facts about Itzamna
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Itzamná was one of the most important gods of Mayan mythology . The ruler of the heavens and of day and night, he was often shown in Mayan art as a pleasant, toothless old man with a large nose. He was also identified as the son of the creator god Hunab Ku (pronounced hoo-NAHB-koo).
The Maya believed that the underworld was ruled by a group of gods (possibly 9 or 14), known collectively as the lords of the underworld . These have fearsome names and include 1 Death and 7 Death (the two most important), Pus Master, Bone Sceptre, Skull Sceptre, Jaundice Master, Blood Gatherer, and Bloody Claws.