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Brittany S. Mayan Gods. Info. The Mayans believed in over 190 Gods and Goddesses. Also the Mayans believed in Dualism. Which means that the Mayan Gods were part man and part animal.  For example the wind god, Kukulcan was part human and part reptile. 

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  • The Mayans believed in over 190 Gods and Goddesses. Also the Mayans believed in Dualism. Which means that the Mayan Gods were part man and part animal.  For example the wind god, Kukulcan was part human and part reptile. 
  • They also thought that the Milky Way was the mystic road to walk to get to the underworld; and this was important to them.
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  • The Mayans believed that the giving of blood was the most effective way to worship their gods.
  • The king would pierce his penis with a sting ray tail, then would put a rope through the hole to release more blood.
  • The queen would put a rope of thorns in her tongue. The blood of royalty would be on strips of paper or bark, and then burnt.
principle gods of mayan religion
Principle gods of Mayan Religion…
  • Chacthe rain god
  • Kinich Ahuau (Ah Xoc Kin) he sun god
  • The maize god, Yumil Kaax
  • Yum Cimil (Ah Puch) was the death god, or god of the underworld  
  • Ixtabthe suicide goddess
  • Kukulcanthe wind god
sun god
Sun God

Kinich Ahuau

maize god
Maize God
  • Yun Kaax
death god
Death God
  • Ah Puch
lead god
Lead God
  • ITZAMNÁ
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http://linc.ca.campusgrid.net/home/Curriculum_Projects/02_Foothill_Cohort/tsayer/MayanGodsindex.htm

http://www.spanishome.com/mayas/gods.htm

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www.putnam.k12.il.us/Mayan.htm

http://linc.ca.campusgrid.net/home/Curriculum_Projects/02_Foothill_Cohort/tsayer/MayanGodsindex.htm

www.northstar.k12.ak.us/schools/tan/projects/mayan/relegion.html

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