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Also known as ITZAM-NA, GOD-D

A picture showing the legend of ITZAMNA taken from our Mayan mythology archives. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the story below or search the index for more Mayan Gods, Mayan Goddesses, heroes, demons and monsters!

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.

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Article last updated on 17 April 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : Deity
Identified with : Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : ITZAM-NA, GOD-D
Popularity index : 2632

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