Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...

VUCUB CAQUIX

Maya Underworld God

Also known as VUCAB-CAME, VUCUB CAMÉ, VUCAB-CAKIX

Demonic Deadly Death God of the Maya Underworld

He is a Lord of Xibalba, the Maya Underworld, along with his colleague Hun-Came.

His name means ‘Seven Macaw’ and he’s the Gigantic Bird God Monster who set himself up as the Sun God but lost at darts to the Hero Twins — who cheated and used blowpipes. His sons were also troublemakers, being the giant demons Cabrakan and Zipacna.

According to legend, Vucub Caquix carried the false sun in his beak and was shot down in flames at the end of the last creation.

Interestingly enough, in the constellation of Cygnus his beak holds the mysterious star X-1, which became a super-nova and now seems to harbor a black hole.

Vucub Caquix Facts and Figures

Name: Vucub Caquix
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: VUCAB-CAME, VUCUB CAMÉ, VUCAB-CAKIX

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

In charge of: the Underworld
Area of expertise: Underworld

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 626

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Article last revised on April 12, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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