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.
The supreme god of storms
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.
The Romans adopted most of these Greek gods and goddesses, but with new names. Zeus . The most powerful of all, Zeus was god of the sky and the king of Mount Olympus. Hera. Hera was goddess of marriage and the queen of Olympus. Aphrodite. Artemis. Athena. Hephaestus . Hestia. Hermes.
In ancient Greek religion and mythology, the twelve Olympians are the major deities of the Greek pantheon, commonly considered to be Zeus, Hera , Poseidon , Demeter , Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares , Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Hermes, and either Hestia or Dionysus.
Ennead – The nine gods worshipped at Heliopolis who formed the tribunal in the Osiris Myth: Atum , Shu , Tefnut , Geb, Nut , Osiris , Isis , Nephthys , and Set. These nine gods decide whether Set or Horus should rule in the story The Contendings of Horus and Set. They were known as The Great Ennead.
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. These were used during their religious rituals.
Maize was the central food in their diet, along with vegetables such as beans and squashes. Potatoes and a tiny grain called quinoa were commonly grown by the Incas. Avocados and tomatoes were mainly eaten by the Aztecs and Maya, along with a wide variety of fruit.
It includes four boys (one for each cardinal point) acting and chanting as frogs. Asking for rain and crops was also the purpose of 16th-century rituals at the cenotes, of Yucatán. Young men and women were lowered into these wells, so as to make them enter the realm of the rain deities.
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.