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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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