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XIBALBA
Also known as XIBALBAY

The frightful Maya Underworld

'The Place Of Fright'. This the Land of the Dead in Maya mythology.

It was ruled over by HUN-CAME and VUCUB-CAQUIX before they were dispatched by the HERO-TWINS. An extremely grim place full of tricks and traps, evil spirits and a large number of nasty Death Gods.

As underworlds go, XIBALBA is rather unique in that it boasts an official football team — albeit a rather disreputable one. See HUN-HUNAHPU.

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Article last updated on 07 January 2013
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.

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ABOUT XIBALBA : FACTS AND FIGURES
Name : XIBALBA
Location : Mesoamerica
Gender : Male
Type : Legendary Place
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : XIBALBAY
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