Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

ITZAMNA

Maya Creator God

Also known as ITZAM-NA, GOD-D

Picture of the Maya Creator God Itzamna from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Top Sun God of Agriculture and Education

He’s the son of the sunny creator god Hunab Ku, and was heavily involved in the development of Maya culture. He brought agriculture and farming to the masses, and also invented those essential items ‘books’ and ‘writing’. It’s a shame more samples of his invention didn’t survive as a few extra original Maya volumes would do wonders for our research.

A reptilian figure with several other aspects, he has an Earth Mode under the name Itzam Cab. He’s also known as God D. D is for Doctors! Old and ragged with a bulbous red nose, he has a red-hot healing hand. Ideal for doctors needing quick cauterization services.

Itzamna had a quick fling with Ixchel, which resulted in the birth of the Bacabs. In the daytime he is Sun God Kinich Ahau. His feathery serpent mode Kukulcan was identified with Quetzalcoatl by the Aztecs.

Itzamna Facts and Figures

Name: Itzamna
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: ITZAM-NA, GOD-D

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation
Associated with: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 499

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

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