Who Are The Maya Gods And how Did

They Impact The Maya Civilization? By: Rae B

Who were the Maya gods?

The Maya people believed that the gods were the Mayas creators. The Maya people worked hard to please the gods by war, sacrificing, attending ceremonies, and worshiping the gods.

How Did The Gods Impact The Mayas?

The gods changed everyday life for the Maya people. They believed the gods ruled what they could and couldn't do, how their empire worked, and how people were ranked.

A Few Facts.......

- The Maya people had many gods. Some of them were known by the names Itzamna, Kukulcan, Bolon Tzacab, and Chaac.


(Names from Works Cited Ducksters." N.p., 1 Sept. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015 <http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/religion_and_mythology.php>.

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- "The kings of the Maya served as intermediaries between the people and the gods. In some ways the kings were thought to be gods themselves."


(Sentence from Works Cited "Ducksters." N.p., 1 Sept. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015. <http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/religion_and_mythology.php>.

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-Also the Maya people wanted to be close to their gods so they build temples and go pray there.(Shown in picture above from Works Cited

"Maya Inca Aztec." N.p., 1 Sept. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015. <http://mayaincaaztec.com/mayareligion.html>.

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State, Explain, Support

State, explain, + support what you learned from this source about your topic

The Maya had many gods and all of these are in order of importance to the people , Itzamna, Kukulcan, Bolon Tzacab, Chaac as their gods..

Each god had an important role in affecting the Mayas and how they think and act.

Works Cited

"Ducksters." N.p., 1 Sept. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015. <http://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/religion_and_mythology.php>.


State, explain, + support what you learned from this source about your topic.

My secondary source says the gods are (note: All of these are in order of importance) Hunab Ku, Itzamna , Ix Chebal Yaz , Ek Chuah ,and Chac.

Each of these gods had role to keep their life and world in balance.

Works Cited

"Maya Inca Aztec." N.p., 1 Sept. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015. <http://mayaincaaztec.com/mayareligion.html>.


State, explain, + support what you learned from this source about your topic.

The Mayas found gods extremely important

The Mayas carved statues and made offerings of people to the gods.

Works Cited

"Maya Inca Aztec." N.p., 1 Sept. 2015. Web. 1 Sept. 2015. <http://mayaincaaztec.com/mayareligion.html>.