Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

TEPEU

Maya Creator God

An unreliable but tenacious Creator God

Known as ‘the Sovereign One’, he is one of the seven original creator Gods. Unfortunately he is only remembered for his laughable attempts to create human beings.

What a fiasco. Along with Kukulcan he tried making mortals from various materials including soil and wood. None of these creations were satisfactory and most of them were far too silly. So the two amateur creators quietly disposed of their creations in various flood etc.

They persevered however, and eventually got some sort of primitive assembly line going on the third attempt. The result was the humankind we know today.

Now Kukulcan, who happens to be a spectacular feathered serpent, gets most of the fame and glory while Tepeu hardly gets a footnote in most invocations.

Tepeu Facts and Figures

Name: Tepeu
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names:
Name means: Sovereign

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

In charge of: Creating
Area of expertise: Creation

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 240

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Article last revised on April 17, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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