Maya Mythology

The Maya Gods of Mesoamerica...


Maya Hero God

Also known as Balanque, God-Ch, Ix-Balangue, Ix-Balanque, Ixbalanque, Yax-Balam

Picture of the Maya Hero God Xbalanque from our Maya mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Moon God and celebrity ball game hero

One of the sporty Hero Twins. With his brother Hunahpu he took part in the Underworld Cup Final and totally thrashed the opposition.

With many exciting adventures under his belt he was elevated to Moon God. Every day when the sun goes down, he tosses the stars across the dark empty heavens. This is good practice for his throwing arm.

The name Xbalanque is pronounced “Shh-ballankay” in case you were wondering. He’s also known as God CH, which is much easier to spell.

Xbalanque Facts and Figures

Name: Xbalanque
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Balanque, God-Ch, Ix-Balangue, Ix-Balanque, Ixbalanque, Yax-Balam

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

In charge of: Heroics
Area of expertise: Hero

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 8824

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

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