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Ah Mucen Cab: Ah Mucen Cab, God of Bees and Honey in Mayan Religion, Mythology

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Name and Etymology:


Ah Mucen Cab
Ah Muzencab
Ah Muzen Cab

Religion and Culture of Ah Mucen Cab:


Maya, Mesoamerica

Symbols, Iconography, and Art of :


Ah Mucen Cab generally appears in Mayan art with the wings of a bee, usually outstretched either in the process of landing or taking off.

Ah Mucen Cab is God of:


Bees
Honey
Bee Keeping
Creation

Equivalents in Other Cultures:


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Story and Origin of Ah Mucen Cab:


Honey was an important part of the diet in most Mesoamerican cultures, as well as a vital trade product, so Ah Mucen Cab was an important deity in the Mayan pantheon. The Mayan word for "honey" was also the same as the word for "world," so the honey god Ah Mucen Cab was also involved with the creation of the world.

Family Tree and Relationships of Ah Mucen Cab:


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Worship, Rituals and Temples of Ah Mucen Cab:


Images of what archaeologists believe is Ah Mucen Cab appear throughout the ruins of Tulum. Here Ah Mucen Cab appears as a "descending" god, with outstretched wings as he comes in for a landing. Archaeologists believe that Ah Mucen Cab was the patron of Tulum and that the region produced a lot of honey. Some honeys are toxic and produce psychoactive effects. It's possible that consumption of such honeys were integrated into worship of Ah Mucen Cab.

Mythology and Legends of Ah Mucen Cab:


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