MAYA MYTHOLOGY

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CHAC

Picture of the Mayan Rain God CHAC from our Mayan mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Mayan Rain God

Also known as AH-HOYA, AH-TZENUL, CHAC-MOL, CHAK, CHAAK, CHAAC, COCIJO, GOD-B

Top Mayan God of Agriculture, Fertility, Rain and Lightning

He’s also one of the ALPHABET-GODS known as God B. B is for Bursting Clouds.

CHAC is a reptilian critter with fangs and a rather droopy snout. His hair is a permanently knotted tangle of confusion, which we find quite endearing.

Very important for harvests and growing, CHAC sends rain into the world by weeping from his large benevolent eyes. He’s very good like that, even teaching the secrets of farming at no extra cost.

CHAC comes in four fashionable colors symbolizing the four corners of the world, red (east), white (north), yellow (south) and black (west), and owns the color-coordinated BACABS.

CHAC FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : CHAC
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Rain
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : AH-HOYA, AH-TZENUL, CHAC-MOL, CHAK, CHAAK, CHAAC, COCIJO, GOD-B
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Article last updated on 21 March 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "CHAC: God of Rain from Mayan mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 1 September 2014.

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