Maya mythology

CHAC XIB CHAC

Maya Wind God

Also known as GI

Venus with a hint of shark

One of the PALENQUE-TRIAD of Maya gods designated with Roman numerals, in this case i. He’s a representation of Venus and something of a Shark God — at least he has a shark’s tooth but that could mean anything. Did he jump the shark?

A close personal friend of CHAC, he’s a powerful deity who can create or destroy. Hurricanes and gusts of wind are a particular specialty.

Represented as a somewhat blank-faced entity with a single shark’s tooth, CHAC XIB CHAC is not to be trifled with. He’s not averse to a bit of blood-letting now and again. Don’t let him near your blood.

Chac Xib Chac Facts and Figures

Name: Chac Xib Chac
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: GI

Gender: Male
Type: deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Wind
Area of expertise: Wind
Associated with: Venus

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 12734

Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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