Mesoamerican Mythology

The Gods of Central America and Old Mexico


Mesoamerican Trickster Spirits

Also known as Chanekehs, Ohuican Chaneques

Small pesky Forest Spirits

These are cheeky sprites from Mexico. Chaneques cause rain and thunder and, like pixies or sprites of other cultures, absolutely love mischief-making.

They hide your stuff and throw things all over the place. No wonder forests are so untidy. Someone should send them to bed without any supper.

They have been irritating humans in Mesoamerica since ancient times but are still going strong today down in modern southern Mexico. Nowadays they are probably the mischievous entities who hide your smartphone and cause havoc with your Wi-Fi signal.

Chaneques Facts and Figures

Name: Chaneques
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Chanekehs, Ohuican Chaneques

Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Type: Spirits
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

In charge of: Mayhem
Area of expertise: Trickster, Mischief, Mayhem

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
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Article last revised on April 18, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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