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Hunahpu

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Mayan creator god. He is the son of Hun Hunahpu and a virgin. Together with his brother Ixbalangue he went to the underworld and killed the evil demons Hun Came and Vucub Caquix, thus avenging the death of their father. Afterwards they are taken to the heavens where Hunapu became a sun god and Ixbalangue a female moon deity. They are the parents of the first pair of humans.

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  • Also known as:
    Hun-Apu

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