Maya Mythology

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KAM

Maya Death God

Also known as Akbal, Akbul, God A', Uac Mitun Ahau, Uacmitun Ahau

Picture of the Maya Death God Kam from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Emergency Death God

He is the back-up death deity for when Ah Puch is on vacation. He is a shadowy figure, befitting a God of Darkness. Nobody seems to know what he looks like in the daytime, and you can’t see him in the dark either. His eyes are even covered by a black stripe like a cartoon burglar for extra anonymity.

Among the cognoscenti of Maya research he is known as God A’ – that’s an A followed by an apostrophe. You can pronounce this A Prime. Possibly the least evocative name for a death deity ever.

Equated with Vucub Caquix, he may be Ah Puch’s apprentice or even Ah Puch himself wearing a different hat. Nobody seems to know what he looks like in the daytime, and you can’t see him in the dark either.

Little is known of Kam — his existence is hinted at by codex glyphs but his attributes and personality remain a mystery. But he does appear to favor death by violent means — such as stabbing, decapitation and Maya Chainsaw Massacre. His favorite is decapitation. In fact he likes beheading so much he’s always doing it to himself.

Kam Facts and Figures

Name: Kam
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Akbal, Akbul, God A', Uac Mitun Ahau, Uacmitun Ahau

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

In charge of: Death
Area of expertise: Death

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 2146

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Article last revised on May 16, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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