Central American - The one-legged creator-god and thunder-god of the Maya. He or Gucamatz is said to have made mankind first from clay and then from wood, both of which attempts were unsuccessful. His efforts were finally rewarded when he made them from maize. He later sent a flood to kill them. Some equate Hurakan with Gucumatz, Hunab or Tepeu. Others say that he was the first man, created by Gucumatz. Identified as Hurakan, Heart of Heaven, Heart of Heaven, Gucumatz, Huracan, Huracan, Hurukan, Hurukan, Tepeu, Tepeu, Uracan or Uracan.

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