’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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: XIBALBAY
Type: legendary place
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 815
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Article last revised on April 12, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.