Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

NOHOCH ICH

Maya Deity

Also known as Big Eye, Noh Ek, Nohoch Ek

Picture of the Maya Deity Nohoch Ich from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Space God of Military Prognostications

He is the planet Venus, known to the Maya as the Big Eye in space. They kept careful track of his position – just as he presumably kept track of theirs.

Nohoch Ich was used more for divining than as a divinity — particularly when working out the best times to wage war. Venus was a very important symbol to the Maya and many of their military operations were timed to coincide with auspicious planetary movements. So basically the Maya invented Star Wars – not to mention the Death Star.

As opposed to some cultures, the Maya knew Venus was both the Morning and Evening Star. That must have helped a lot with their calculations.

Nohoch Ich Facts and Figures

Name: Nohoch Ich
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Big Eye, Noh Ek, Nohoch Ek
Name means: Big Eye/Big Star

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: Deity
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present Associated with: Venus

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 1512

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

References: Coming soon.

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