Tepeu and Gucumatz ground this into a paste and from this formed four individual men. While the world around them was dark, the two gods glittered with brilliant blue and green feathers. %PDF-1.7 Tepeu and Gucumatz sent a great flood down to destroy them. The wooden men are soulless, and forget to worship their gods; in anger, the gods also banished them to the forest, where they became monkeys. 5z���Z��7��Π���h0a��;䧺�/�o.�#/��J}1��l.豽�7�����Ŝ�:L�pi�R�6?L&���?����s|ti�ܢAp���Ƿ��]� �+>H�l�� ���~{1B��5��j?l?���е�nj����L�I3ׂ�b^�֒]�l�5�X��6��^� s�r��C劝'p���8:4�\/Hh㜸 u�@9�e�7��++���h�o���'�)n)ռ�d��d�j��| Tepeu and Gucumatz were pleased. In the mythology of the Maya, the wise sages Tepeu and Gucumatz (aka Kukulkan, or Quetzelcoatl to the Aztecs) were among the first beings in existence. The Heart of Heaven, Huracan, is a storm god who also exists at the time. <>/Metadata 602 0 R/ViewerPreferences 603 0 R>> The Heart of Heaven, Huracan, is a storm god who also exists at the time. <> Only the Creator, the formator, Tepeu, Gucumatz, the Progenitors, were in the water surrounded by clarity. When they thought “Earth”, land The few who managed to escape fled to the woods and became monkeys. The Feathered Serpent, Quetzelcoatl, sent down a mighty flood to destroy these wooden men. They first created the earth, and then added animals. ��꯷��eS��+�q�&�jbō#�_+�(��Uc����HE�T��U��J��~zֽG��[���kN�#���@J@�� ;����6�d��buX̀���օ�[�$Y����Շ�b��R�������f��e2,˜*��%`��ɋ�O����IIyۺ��u%�T) �]��� ��Ǥ�������~-��-J�g�J�쯢�wq���/�C���D�\�J�� =�m��lW6�e��+�Z�w��m0A��?t�JVC&jSΖH�Vm@ruA8G$��i+�+`e`,�hܰ��q�a���,|^�!|L�Y+Q���#�3�~��u}1~k��M9��r� ܕj�[B��?׳��Qҽz�+�l��t��\���d���w���/uPN_�-d�1����!�v�D�q�%�ò��q���8k�"#"S�XBޔsE�>ٗs>��޹�z2ӷ�g�d��R�L�x��deG��@�_�!C�b,�K+���e��/y �>7��z ��`�+�\����"~p�|i�9�q�AF���W��~���J���Gd'�n\�����S�a0���+��TD)���怒��u9o�v%�s/�#^__��V���s�k�Bq��+�,}�L\>,����Iaۤ/�$'\���GG�a���;�'���$��z?��ƙc�ؔ�����N�����>��j���y�P����WnR�tV;n�Vfo�稺�k��▦߯�!���rܦ¿�4ŕW ���Q)�=��H?��M�` His published books Written in Stone (2011), The Missing Link (2016), and Mayan Masonry (2018) offer rare insights into ancient megaliths, spirituality, mythology, magic, symbolism, secret societies, comparative religion and occult archaeology. -tU�b�|���� H����S�� Tepeu and Gucumatz decide that they need to create beings who will worship them. Journalist, speaker and author of Written In Stone: Decoding The Secret Masonic Religion Hidden In Gothic Cathedrals And World Architecture. In this way there was heaven and also the Heart of Heaven, which is the name of God. Richard Cassaro is a Madrid-based author, lecturer, filmmaker, and tour guide from New York City. In Maya mythology, Tepeu and Gucumatz (also known as Kukulkan, and as the Aztec's Quetzalcoatl) are referred to as the Creators, the Makers, and the Forefathers. The Maker and the Feathered Spirit thought for a long time about how they The new beings seemed perfect. Other gods join in, and they decide to make man out of wood. endobj He acts more like a storm, of which he is the god. 2 0 obj ӟp`��-��\�'�&nR{Xр��8gU!n���Z��>��0�Z]�)_�I^[�����`�ZqhD�߈�Iu�2�[���{e�� ��:�p��,gЦD�T������cf������)��;���j�.�F#>�����c$����b��q�RP!%g��^O��fL�$8'����;Ӑn��y�9��U��D�G���ލx��5��)dᯑK�9K�Z�\�X�׽��3�>��_o�=�um�VQ��޸]6D>���A�[�� #��T������~��&�^�\�s��U\7�B�xQ�]�Ǭ�*���4���.���j�,�˸�ʹj����[�iN��Π��} e��@>�Ab��lY-a. They try again, creating man out of mud, but the figures just dissolved. They were two of the first beings to exist and were said to be as wise as sages. Unfortunately he is only remembered for his … The creators left them there as an example to the next race of men. In the mythology of the Maya, the wise sages Tepeu and Gucumatz (aka Kukulkan, or Quetzelcoatl to the Aztecs) were among the first beings in existence. They first created the earth, and then added animals. However, the animals would not worship, and so were banished to the forest. Cassaro has discussed his work on the History Channel, and in documentary films like Magical Egypt 2. Finally, the gods shaped maize (corn) dough into the shape of a man. 1 0 obj In some versions, the men made of wood had no souls, no mines, and no hearts. In his capacity as a field investigator, he hosts travel adventures to archaeological sites worldwide. Until its creators, Tepeu and Gucumatz, shaped the trees, the animals, and ultimately human beings. Known as ‘the Sovereign One’, he is one of the seven original creator Gods. They came together to create the world. endobj An unreliable but tenacious Creator God. was a deity of the Postclassic Kʼicheʼ Maya. And they didn't make it from clay; that is, a very primitive version, but since it couldn't walk or reproduce, they finally chose to make it from corn, which was the central food of Mesoamerica. The Maya still believe that maize is more than just food – it is the very substance that they are created from.

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