Mayan Gods

Ah Kinchil

Ah Kinchil is the sun god.

Ah Puch

Ah Puch is the god of death.

Ahau Chamahez

Ahau Chamahez was one of two gods of medicine.


Ahmakiq is a god of agriculture. He locks up the wind when it threatens to destroy the crops.


Akhushtal is the goddess of childbirth.


the bacabs are the canopic gods. They stand at the four corners of the world supporting the heavens.

Cit Bolon Tum

Cit Bolon Tum was a god of medicine.


Ekahau is the god of travellers and merchants.

Ix Chel

Ix Chel is the goddess of the moon.


Ixtab is the goddess of the hanged. She receives their souls into paradise.


Kan-u-Uayeyab was the god who guarded cities.

Kinich Kakmo

Kinich Kakmo is the sun god symbolised by the Macaw.


Kisin is the evil earthquake spirit. He lives beneath the earth in a purgatory where all souls except those of soldiers killed in battle and women who died in childbirth spend some time. Suicides are doomed to his realm for eternity.


Kukucan is the wind god.


Mitnal was the underworld hell where the wicked were tortured.


Nacon was the god of war.


Yaxche is the tree of heaven under which good souls rejoice.

Yum Kaax

Yum Kaax is the maize god.

FEATURE: Shinto writings

Discover the writings of Japanese spirituality, in our carefully considered collection of Shinto Holy writings.