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Cha’ak, The Rain Lord

Cha’ak is a deity of rain and lightning among the Maya. He is distinguished by his “bulging eyes” and by his jaguar teeth. Its part of jaguar is derived from the Olmec culture, whose god of rain was represented as a jaguar-man.

 Some researchers think that the fundamental myth of creation among the Olmecs spoke of the copulation between a woman and a jaguar, from whose union the Olmecs were born, literally, “people of the jaguar.”

 Cha’ak  was known as “the supplier” because in his power was the production of rain that made corn grow. He was the lord of the atomospheric phenomena and the spirits of the mountains.