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HUNAHPU

Picture of the Mayan Sun God HUNAHPU from our Mayan mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Mayan Sun God

Also known as HUNAPHU, HUN-AHAU, HUN-AHAW, HUN-APHU, HUN-NIK, HUNAPU, GOD-S

Sun God and mighty football player

Not to be confused with HUN-HUNAHPU his father, he’s one of the HERO-TWINS, being XBALANQUE’s older brother.

After having amazing adventures in the Underworld, HUNAHPU was elevated to become the Sun God while his brother XBALANQUE became the Moon.

Helpful note: for all those confused by the sheer number of Vucubs, Huns and Hunahpus in our Mayan database, here’s a little assistance:

’Hun’ (which is pronounced "hoon") means ‘One’ or ‘First’.
’Hunahpu’ means ‘Blowpipe-User’ or simply ‘Hunter’.
Vucub’ means ‘Seven or Seventh’.

So HUNAHPU is the Hunter, his dad HUN-HUNAHPU is the First Hunter, and his Hunting Uncle VUCUB-HUNAHPU obviously had a thing about sevens.

HUNAHPU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : HUNAHPU
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : HUNAPHU, HUN-AHAU, HUN-AHAW, HUN-APHU, HUN-NIK, HUNAPU, GOD-S
Popularity index : 11344

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Article last updated on 15 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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