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Cizin: Cizin, God of Death in Mayan Religion, Mythology

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Name and Etymology:


Cizin, "Faltulent One"
Kizin

Religion and Culture of Cizin:


Maya, Mesoamerica

Symbols, Iconography, and Art of Cizin:


Mayan art generally depicts Cizin with images of either war or human sacrifice. In the former contexts, he's often uprooting trees planted by Chac, the Mayan rain god. He typically wears a collar of human eyes and may appear as a skeleton. It's common to see him smoking a cigar in Mayan art, too. After the Spanish conquest, Cizin was merged with the Christian devil.

Cizin is God of:


Death
Earthquakes

Equivalents in Other Cultures:


Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of death

Story and Origin of Cizin:


Lives in Metnal, the underworld, where he burns people's souls.

Family Tree and Relationships of Cizin:


unknown — please email me if you have any information to add about this.

Temples, Worship and Rituals of Cizin:


unknown — please email me if you have any information to add about this.

Mythology and Legends of Cizin:


Maya in the Yucatec and Lacandon regions continue to worship a death god they call Cizin.

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