Ixchel , also spelled Ix Chel , Mayan moon goddess . Ixchel was the patroness of womanly crafts but was often depicted as an evil old woman and had unfavorable aspects. She may have been a manifestation of the god Itzamná.
Kukulkan is the feathered serpent deity of the Mayan people. Kukulkan is often associated with – and might be the same deity as – the Aztec Quetzalcoatl. Kukulkan is associated with rulership, agriculture, language, the sky, and earthquakes.
The supreme god of storms
Kinich Ahau is the sun god of the Mayans , sometimes associated with or an aspect of Itzamna. During the Classic period, Kinich Ahau was used as a royal title, carrying the idea of the divine king. He is also known in the Mayan codices as God G and is shown in many carvings on Mayan pyramids.
Ixchel as an earth and a war goddess An entwined serpent serves as Ixchel’s headdress, crossed bones may adorn her skirt, and instead of human hands and feet, she sometimes has claws. Very similar features are found with Aztec earth goddesses, of whom Tlaltecuhtli, Tocî, and Cihuacoatl were invoked by the midwives.
Now, that we have seen interesting, ancient Mayan boy names, let’s look into cool Mayan names for baby girls. Akna. Akna plays an important role in Mayan myths. Chaac. If you are familiar with Mayan myths, you will be aware of this name. Cualli. A baby girl is always good for the family. Chimalmat . Colel. Eztli. Izel. Itotia.
Today Quetzalcoatl is arguably the best known Aztec deity, and is often thought to have been the principal Aztec god. Civilizations worshiping the Feathered Serpent included the Mixtec, Toltec, Aztec , who adopted it from the people of Teotihuacan, and the Maya.
In one tale, Kukulkan is a boy who was born as a snake. As he grew older it became obvious that he was the plumed serpent and his sister cared for him in a cave.
Quetzalcóatl , stone carving. As the morning and evening star, Quetzalcóatl was the symbol of death and resurrection. With his companion Xolotl, a dog-headed god, he was said to have descended to the underground hell of Mictlan to gather the bones of the ancient dead.
chac – chac (plural chac -chacs) (music, Caribbean) A type of rattle used in the traditional music of Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago; it is made from a gourd and used to provide a rhythm.
Chacmools were often associated with sacrificial stones or thrones. Aztec chacmools bore water imagery and were associated with Tlaloc, the rain god. Their symbolism placed them on the frontier between the physical and supernatural realms, as intermediaries with the gods.