Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

KINICH AHAU

Maya Sun God

Also known as AHAU-KIN, Ah Kin, AH-KINCHIL, KINICH-AHAW, KINICH-AJAW-PAKAL, KINICH-KAKMO, GOD-G, GIII

Picture of the Maya Sun God Kinich Ahau from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

The Sunface Fire Macaw

Itzamna in the daytime.

He’s also known as God G. G is for Golden Bird. Kinich Ahau is also one of the Palenque Triad Gods designated with Roman numerals, in this case iii.

Among other things, he’s patron God of the number four. In this aspect he commands disease and has control over drought. So nice prayers and juicy sacrifices are probably a good idea.

Kinich Ahau Facts and Figures

Name: Kinich Ahau
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: AHAU-KIN, Ah Kin, AH-KINCHIL, KINICH-AHAW, KINICH-AJAW-PAKAL, KINICH-KAKMO, GOD-G, GIII

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

In charge of: the Sun
Area of expertise: Sun

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1131

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Article last revised on April 17, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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