Maya Mythology

K'AWIIL

Maya Royalty God

Also known as Ah Bolon Dz'acab, Ah Bolom Tzacab, Bolon Dzacab, Bolon Dz'acab, Ah Bolon Tz'aka, K'awi, God K, KAUIL, GII

Long-nosed God of Lightning and Fire by Royal Appointment

He’s the God with the famous long leaf-nose like a bat – or possibly he has a leaf sticking out of his nostril. He is in charge of lightning. Consequently he carries a torch or sometimes a smoking cigar.

He’s also known as God K. K is for Kings. This special K is involved with protecting the royal household. He helps to pick the right lineage for the upper crust of the ruling classes. Consequently he requires a lot of sacrifices. Throw another peasant on the fire and pass the cigars.

In older classic times he was known as Ah Bolon Dz’acab – the Lord of Innumerable Generations. Note the posh-sounding surname. He’s also one of the PALENQUE-TRIAD, designated with the Roman numeral ii.

K'awiil Facts and Figures

Name: K'awiil
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Ah Bolon Dz'acab, Ah Bolom Tzacab, Bolon Dzacab, Bolon Dz'acab, Ah Bolon Tz'aka, K'awi, God K, KAUIL, GII

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

In charge of: Kings and Queens
Area of expertise: Royalty, Kings, Queens

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care

Article last updated on 18 April 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

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