MAYA MYTHOLOGY

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KINICH-AHAU

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

Mayan Sun God

Also known as AHAU-KIN, AH-KIN, AH-KINCHIL, KINICH-AHAW, KINICH-AJAW-PAKAL, KINICH-KAKMO, GOD-G, GIII

The Sunface Fire Macaw

ITZAMNA in the daytime.

He’s also known as God G. G is for Golden Bird. KINICH-AHAU is also one of the PALENQUE-TRIAD Gods designated with Roman numerals, in this case iii.

Among other things, he’s patron God of the number four. In this aspect he commands disease and has control over drought. So nice prayers and juicy sacrifices are probably a good idea.

KINICH-AHAU FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : KINICH-AHAU
Area or people : Mayan, Palenque
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 : AHAU-KIN, AH-KIN, AH-KINCHIL, KINICH-AHAW, KINICH-AJAW-PAKAL, KINICH-KAKMO, GOD-G, GIII
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Article last updated on 31 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "Kinich-ahau: Mayan God of the Sun." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 31 Oct. 2013. Web. 21 September 2014.

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