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                          Mayan Deities 

                      From Sekhet Bast Ra Lodge

          The contents of this file is derived from the research
     resources from within our lodge and is the sole property of
     Sekhet Bast Ra Lodge.  Copyright 1987.

                              Column XXV
                            Mayan Deities

     Key Scale  -  Mayan Deities  -  Explanation

      0  -  Itzam Na  -  This diety encompasses all deities yet this
                       Diety is beyond all comprehension.

      1  -  Itzam Na  -  "one" or "unique"  He is the greatest of
                         the Gods.
            Hunab Ku  -  "All powerful God of no Image"  I listed
                         this diety although information shows
                         this diety did not exist until after the
                         Spanish Conquest.  It probabily came
                         about due to christian influence.
       2  -  Ohoroxtotil  -  Father of the Sun.
             Ben Ich      -  "He of the Starry Sky"  He is a
                             great infinite Jaguar (his spots are
                             thought to be stars and planets).

       3  -  Ix Chebel Yax  -  Mother of the Sun.
             Ix Hun Zipit   -  Lady of the Sea.

       4  -  Kunku Chacs  -  'Kun' means "kindly" or "tender"
                             'Ku' means "God".

       5  -  Ah Hadz'en Caan Chacs  -  "Lash" The Sky God.

       6  -  Ah Kin  -  "He of the Sun".

       7  -  Ix Ahau  -  "Mistress"  She is the Mistress of
                         Creative Arts and the Master of Weaving
                         (she like Athene, in the Greek myths,
                         worked her magick on the loom).

       8  -  Ah Kin  -  as the Patron of Knowledge and Power.

       9  -  XAhau  -  "Lady Ahau"  Moon Goddess  Wife of Ah Kin
                       (the Sun God).

      10  -  Cobel Cab  -  Mistress of the Earth.
             Ix Tan Dz'onot  -  The Child of She who Sits in the
                                Mud, the Child of She who emerges
                                from the Sand.


      11  -  Acan  -  God of Wine (Actually he rules over
                      intoxicating drinks such as beer, wine,
                      Kola, etc.)  He is known for his loud
                      "bellowing" and his foolish behavior
                      He is Cacoch's aid (Cacoch is a God of

      12  -  Ah Kin Xoc  -  'Ah kin' means "Priest".  'Xoc' means
                            "to count or read".  He is a great
                            singer, musician, and poet.  He won
                            the respect of the Sun God when he
                            took the guise of a Hummingbird and
                            wooed the Moon Goddess.  Husband of
                            the Plumeria, the sacred flower of
                            Itzam Na (this flower rules Divine
                            Sexuality, its colors are red and
                            white).  This Flower contained the
                            secret of Truth and Immortality.

      13  -  Ix Chel  -  Moon Goddess  She rules over Pro-
                         creation, birth, medicine, and wisdom.
                         She is a Virgin but she had a secret
                         cult which she is regarded as a Sacred
                         Mistress to Itzam Na.

      14  -  Ix Ahau Na  -  "Palace-Lady".

      15  -  Canan Chul Chan  -  Guardian of Holy Sky.  "Big

      16  -  Itzam Na Kinch Ahau  -  Old Sun God of balanced
                                     judgement.  Ruler of the
                                     Bacabs (Elements).

      17  -  Xbalanque & Hunahpu  -  Twin Heros Brothers who
                                     heard the Divine Call of
                                     Itzam Na which lead them to
                                     destroy the False Ones who
                                     had exalted themselves and
                                     deceived some Mayas to
                                     worship them; and defeated
                                     the Lords of Death.

      18  -  Nucuch Chacob  -  "The Great Chacs"  Four horsemen
                               who are the Rain Gods.  They
                               bring Water of Life from the
                               Gods to the Maya.

      19  -  Balanke  -  "Jaguar-Sun"  This aspect of the Sun is
                         the essence of Strenght (warrior-type
                         strenght).  He is considered a Great
                         Breast.  All His Priests and Priestesses
                         are His harlots.

      20  -  Xob  -  Mother of Maize.  All Maize Deities sprang
                     from Her seed (literally corn seed).


      21  -  Ek Chuah  -  He is the Merchant Diety, but most im-
                          portantly is ruled the cacao which was
                          the Mayan's biggest trade commodity.

      22  -  Itzam Na  -  as Great God who oversees Justice
                          between the Gods and the Mayan who
                          worships the Gods.

      23  -  Ku Kulcan  -  The Aztecs called Him "Quetzalcoatl". 
                          He is the God of Self-sacrifice which
                          was done so the Maya could survive
                          and gain acknowledgement of Itzam Na.
                          Some myths place Him as the Judge of
                          the dead (but I would take this with
                          a gain of salt).

      24  -  Yum Cimil  -  "Lord of Death".

      25  -  Zip  -  Protector of the Deer (according to myth
                     the Deer created the Vagina of the Moon
                     Goddess by stepping on Her abdomen and then
                     she was able to bear children of the Sun
                     God. Note the sole of deer's foot looks like
                     a Vagina).  Zip would deceive hunters to
                     believe he was shooting a deer when in fact
                     it was a iguana (a sacred animal of Itzam
                     Na; to kill one incites the Death penalty).
                     To those who gained Zip's Favor meant a
                     successful hunt.

      26  -  Ah Ahaah Cab  -  "Awakener"  He is associated with
                              the Morning Star (Venus).

      27  -  Cit Chac Coh  -  "Father Red Great Puma"  The Lord
                              God of War.
             Buluc Chabtan  -  The God of Human Sacrifice and War.

      28  -  Bolon Tzcab  -  The Ruling-Lineage Diety.  He kept the
                             Line of Itzam Na pure and made sure the
                             Nobility of the Maya was strong.

      29  -  XAhau  -  as Moon Goddess.

      30  -  Kinich Ahau  -  "Sun-Eyed Lord"   It is said He had
                             a golden Sun eye (some say it was
                             almond eye) at the place of His
                             Ajna Chakra.

      31  -  Hun Kak  -  "Unique Fire"  The Divine Fire that
                         consumes all what ever remains is
                         prepared for Divinity.

      32  -  Ben Ich  -  "He of the Starry Sky"


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