Central American - An Olmec deity, maize personified. He was born from an egg and reared by an old couple who, alarmed when he killed all those who mocked him, tried to kill him but failed. He was later taken prisoner by Hurakan but survived after being locked in three rooms, one filled with snakes, another with tigers and a third with flying arrows. Hurakan finally realised that Homshuk was a deity and promised thereafter to tend him - in other words, to cultivate the maize. In some lore, occasionally known as Homshuk.

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