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How about a name from his homeland?


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Posted by girlzilla on May 07, 2003 at 13:42:04:

In Reply to: I need a name for my iguana:] posted by rayshon on May 06, 2003 at 19:00:22:

I found this online:

"Itzamná: "Iguana House";, principal pre-Columbian Mayan deity. The ruler of heaven, day, and night, he frequently appeared as four gods called Itzamnás, who encased the world. Like some of the other Mesoamerican deities, the Itzamnás were associated with the points of the compass and their colours (east, red; north, white; west, black; and south, yellow). Itzamná was sometimes identified with the remote creator deity Hunab Ku and occasionally with Kinich Ahau, the sun-god. The moon goddess Ixchel, patroness of womanly crafts, was possibly a female manifestation of the god. Itzamná was also a culture hero who gave humankind writing and the calendar and was patron deity of medicine. See also Bacab."

I've read somewhere else that iguanas are also associated with Zip, the Mayan hunting god. He tries to trick hunters into shooting iguanas, which are sacred to Itzamna. Then Itzamna gets mad at them and kills them. Or something like that.


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