Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

CHAC

Maya Rain God

Also known as AH-HOYA, AH-TZENUL, CHAC-MOL, CHAK, CHAAK, CHAAC, COCIJO, GOD-B

Picture of the Maya Rain God Chac from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Top Maya God of Agriculture, Fertility, Rain and Lightning

He’s also one of the Alphabet Gods known as God B. B is for Bursting Clouds.

Chac is a reptilian critter with fangs and a rather droopy snout. His hair is a permanently knotted tangle of confusion, which we find quite endearing.

Very important for harvests and growing, Chac sends rain into the world by weeping from his large benevolent eyes. He’s very good like that, even teaching the secrets of farming at no extra cost.

Chac comes in four fashionable colors symbolizing the four corners of the world, red (east), white (north), yellow (south) and black (west), and owns the color-coordinated Bacabs.

Chac Facts and Figures

Name: Chac
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: AH-HOYA, AH-TZENUL, CHAC-MOL, CHAK, CHAAK, CHAAC, COCIJO, GOD-B

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

In charge of: Rain
Area of expertise: Rain

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1253

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Article last revised on April 12, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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