A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to tour Actun Tunichil Muknal, a Mayan cave discovered in 1989 in Cayo, Belize. Our tour guide likened the venture into the cave as the hero twins’ journey into Xibalba as recounted in the Popul Voh.
The Mayan Civilization was a pre-Columbian MesoAmerican society known for its language, art and architecture. The culture was established during the Pre-Classic period and reached its peak during the Classic period (250-900 CE). Read articles about Mayan civilization below.
In Mayan mythology, Vucub Caquix, Seven Macaw, was a large bird that dwelled on the surface of the world after the flood.
The Mayan god of storms or bad weather was Hurakan.
Hun Came and Vucub Came (One Death and Seven Death) are the principle death gods of the Mayan underworld, Xibalba.