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CHAC-XIB-CHAC
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.

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Article last updated on 27 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT CHAC-XIB-CHAC : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : CHAC-XIB-CHAC
Area or people : Palenque
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Identified with : Venus
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : GI
Popularity index : 312

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