House of Gloom

Central American - Part of the Mayan underworld, Xibalba. Hunhunapu and Vucub Hanapu spent a night here when they visited Xibalba and were killed. Hunapu and Ixbalanque, who came to avenge their deaths, also spent a night here. They were given torches and were told that they would be killed if the torches went out. They survived by painting red flames to replace the real ones. In some lore, occasionally identified as House of Gloom.

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