Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...


Maya Rain Gods

Also known as Chicchan, God-H, Nik, Sak-Nik

Picture of the Maya Rain Gods Chiccan from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Four Directional Serpent Gods of Rain

Also among the Alphabet Gods they are the team known as God H. H is for Hissing. They are four Rain Serpents who create rain clouds from the bottom of their lakes. So blame them when it’s hissing down with rain.

Unusually for Rain Gods, the Chiccan are associated with the four cardinal directions, just like the Bacabs — with color coding to match. Their favorite number is nine. Consult your Maya calendar.

Chiccan Facts and Figures

Name: Chiccan
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chicchan, God-H, Nik, Sak-Nik

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

In charge of: Rain
Area of expertise: Rain

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 3649

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

References: Coming soon.

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