Names. Kinich Ahau is the Yucatec and Lacandon name of the sun god . The element kʼinich, usually assumed to mean ‘sun-eyed’, appears to have been in general use as a royal title during the Classic Period.
Kinich Ahau was the Mayan god of the sun. Their believe was that Kinich Ahau visited the city everyday at noon when the sun was directly above them, then he would come down to earth in the form of a parrot and take the offerings that the city gave him.
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’.
– Kinich Ahau He is the Sun god of Maya culture. Often represented by a jaguar, eagle, or deer; animals that depicted power. It is said that he was a generator of light, time, heat, and the four directions that the universe had in its vast expanse.
The Mayans religion involved several aspects of nature, astronomy and rituals. Most Gods represented a form in nature, for example, Sun God, Kinih Ahous, or Maize God, Yum Kaax . The Mayans were known for their calenders and astronomical buildings.
Scholars have suggested a number of potential reasons for the downfall of Maya civilization in the southern lowlands, including overpopulation, environmental degradation, warfare, shifting trade routes and extended drought. It’s likely that a complex combination of factors was behind the collapse.
Another aspect of Maya blood sacrifice involved ritual bloodletting. In the Popol Vuh, the first Maya pierced their skin to offer blood to the gods Tohil , Avilix , and Hacavitz.
The Mayan Pantheon: Gods and Goddesses Itzamna . Itzamna is a creator god, one of the gods involved in creating human beings and father of the Bacabs, who upheld the corners of the world. Yum Kaax . A nature god, Yum Kaax is the god of wild plants and animals, the god of the woods. Maize God . Hunab Ku. Kinich Ahau . Ix Chel . Chaac . Kukulkan.
Athena (Greek) Athena is Goddess of arts and crafts in greek methodology, She is the patronesses of all art forms and she also the Daughter of Zeus.
For the Aztecs, deities of particular importance are the rain god Tlaloc ; Huitzilopochtli , patron of the Mexica tribe; Quetzalcoatl , the feathered serpent and god of wind and learning; and Tezcatlipoca , the shrewd, elusive god of destiny and fortune.
In Mayan mythology, the jaguar was seen as the ruler of the Underworld, and as such, a symbol of the night sun and darkness. The jaguar is representative of power, ferocity, and valor; he is the embodiment of aggressiveness. For some, the jaguar represents the power to face one’s fears, or to confront one’s enemies.
Mayan Animals The Black Howler Monkey . The Jaguar . Rattlesnakes. Armadillo . Bats. Deer. Rabbit. Ducks.
The Jaquins are a cross between a jaguar and a macaw. Aside from their wings , they have feathers on the back of their legs and on the end of their tails.