Maya Mythology

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XIBALBA

Maya legendary place

Also known as XIBALBAY

The frightful Maya Underworld

’The Place Of Fright’. This the Land of the Dead in Maya mythology.

It was ruled over by Hun-Came and Vucub Caquix before they were dispatched by the Hero Twins. An extremely grim place full of tricks and traps, evil spirits and a large number of nasty Death Gods.

As underworlds go, Xibalba is rather unique in that it boasts an official football team — albeit a rather disreputable one. See Hun Hunahpu.

Xibalba Facts and Figures

Name: Xibalba
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: XIBALBAY

Gender: Male
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 200

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

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