Ancient Mythology


Huracán (also Hurakan, Jurakan) was the Mayan god of the storm. He was present at all three attempts to create humanity, in which he did most of the actual work of creating human beings under the direction of Kukulkán (known by the Aztec name Quetzalcoatl) and Tepeu.

Unlike the other Creators, Huracan was not heavily personnified by the Mayans and was generally considered to be more like the winds and the storms themselves.

In the Mayan language, his name means "one legged". The word hurricane is derived from Huracan's name.

Huracan is similar to the Aztec god Tlaloc.

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