Yum Kaax

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Literal meaning ‘lord of the forests’. The Maya agricultural deity. He seems to have absorbed a handsome young corn god in later time. Though impressive statues exist of this youthful god with a retreating forehead, we do not know his name. Like Yum Kaax, he was under the protection of the rain god Chac, who may have assumed the general role of a fertility god.

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