Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

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

Picture of the Maya Royalty God K'awiil from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

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
Popularity index: 585

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

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