Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...


Maya Alcohol God

Also known as Akan

Picture of the Maya Alcohol God Acan from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

God of Intoxicating Beverages

Acan is responsible for the honey and bark intoxicating drink known as ‘Balché’. This cocktail was – and is – very popular among the Maya. Although we do not recommend you to take it in the ancient way – warriors would traditionally enjoy a Balché enema before battle. Probably not the intoxicating experience most people are looking for.

Acan is a very boisterous God who loves to make a fool of himself while under the influence. His name means ‘groan’ or ‘bellow’ and by all accounts he does a lot of groaning — particularly during the morning after.

Unconfirmed reports claim that he’s best friends with Cacoch. Drinking buddies?

Acan Facts and Figures

Name: Acan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Akan

Gender: Male
Type: God
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Alcohol
Area of expertise: Alcohol

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 9736

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Article last revised on April 17, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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