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Itzamna is the Maya god of the sun. Eons ago, after the Maya Sky Father Hunab Ku emerged out of primordial nothingness, he created the "Heart of Heaven" which he then used to give life to Itzamna and other Maya gods. After creating the first mortals out of maize flour, Hunab Ku eventually ceded many of his responsibilities to Itzamna, such as the duty of watching over their mortal worshippers on Earth.[2]

Itzamna at the Council of Godheads

Since then, Itzamna has represented the Maya gods at several gatherings of the Council of Godheads.

Attributes

Powers

Itzamna possesses the conventional physical attributes of the Ahau. Like all of the Ahau, he is exceptionally long-lived, but he is not immortal like the gods of Olympus. He has aged at an extremely slow rate since reaching adulthood and cannot die by any conventional means. He is immune to all Earthly diseases and is resistant to conventional injury. If he were somehow wounded, his godly life force would enable him to recover with superhuman speed. It would take an injury of such magnitude that it dispersed a major portion of his bodily molecules to cause him a physical death. Even then, it might be possible for a god of significant power, such as Zeus, Viracocha or Odin or for a number of Mexican gods of equal power working together to revive him. Itzamna also possesses superhuman strength and his Ahau metabolism provides him with far greater than human endurance in all physical activities. (Ahau flesh and bone is about three times as dense as similar human tissue, contributing to the superhuman strength and weight of the Mayan gods.)

Itzamna has greater powers than any other Mexican god to tap into and manipulate mystical and cosmic energies. He might be on the same level of power as deities such as Zeus, Odin or Ammon-Ra. In ancient times, he could control the weather, teleport matter and impart power on mortal mystics. He is often invoked against supernatural entities for properties pertaining the purifying properties of the sun. He was also credited with being able to raise the dead, create whole worlds and reshape the earth as per his wishes. His full extent of power is unrevealed.

Notes

  • The general populace of Earth is unaware of Itzamna except as a mythological character.

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