Yum Kaax (Mayan pronunciation: [jum kaːʃ], “Lord of the forest”) is a Yukatek Maya name for the god of the wild vegetation and guardian of its animals. This type of deity is also found among indigenous peoples of North America.
Yum Kaax (Mayan pronunciation : /jum kaːʃ/, ‘lord of the forest’) is a Yucatek name for the god of the wild vegetation and guardian of its animals.
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.
Huracan (/ˈhʊrəkən, ˈhʊrəkɑːn/; Spanish: Huracán ; Mayan languages: Hunraqan, “one legged”), often referred to as U Kʼux Kaj, the “Heart of Sky”, is a Kʼicheʼ Maya god of wind, storm, fire and one of the creator deities who participated in all three attempts at creating humanity.
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 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.
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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.