After having amazing adventures in the Underworld, Hunahpu was elevated to become the Sun God while his brother Xbalanque became the Moon.
Helpful note: for all those confused by the sheer number of Vucubs, Huns and Hunahpus in our Maya database, here’s a little assistance:
’Hun’ (which is pronounced “hoon”) means ‘One’ or ‘First’.
’Hunahpu’ means ‘Blowpipe-User’ or simply ‘Hunter’.
Vucub’ means ‘Seven or Seventh’.
Hunahpu Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: God-S, Hun-Ahau, Hun-Ahaw, Hun-Aphu, Hun-Nik, Hunaphu, Hunapu
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1666
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Article last revised on April 12, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.