MAYA MYTHOLOGY

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CHAC-XIB-CHAC

Mayan 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
Area or people : Palenque
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Wind
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Associated with : Venus
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : GI
Popularity index : 5945
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Article last updated on 31 January 2014 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Chac-xib-chac: Mayan God of the Wind (Mayan mythology) ." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Jan. 2014. Web. 1 October 2014.

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