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ITZAMNA

Picture of ITZAMNA from our Mayan mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Mayan Creator God

Also known as ITZAM-NA, GOD-D

Top Sun God of Agriculture and Education

He’s the son of the sunny creator god HUNAB-KU, and was heavily involved in the development of Mayan culture. He brought agriculture and farming to the masses, and also invented those essential items ‘books’ and ‘writing’. It’s a shame more samples of his invention didn’t survive as a few extra original Mayan volumes would do wonders for our research.

A reptilian figure with several other aspects, he has an Earth Mode under the name ITZAM-CAB. He’s also known as God D. D is for Doctors! Old and ragged with a bulbous red nose, he has a red-hot healing hand. Ideal for doctors needing quick cauterization services.

ITZAMNA had a quick fling with IXCHEL, which resulted in the birth of the BACABS. In the daytime he is Sun God KINICH-AHAU. His feathery serpent mode KUKULCAN was identified with QUETZALCOATL by the Aztecs.

ITZAMNA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : ITZAMNA
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : Creating
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Associated with : Sun
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ITZAM-NA, GOD-D
Popularity index : 15626

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Article last updated on 17 April 2013 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "ITZAMNA: God of Creation from Mayan mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 17 Apr. 2013. Web. 31 July 2014.

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