Iqi Balam

Central American - One of the first 4 men, in Mayan lore. Brother of Balam Agab, Balam Quitze and Mahucutah. He and his brothers were created from maize-flour and broth brewed by Xmucané. Each had his own guardian spirit, Nicahtagah being allocated to Iqi Balam. The gods created a woman for each of the brothers and they produced children who became the ancestors of the tribes when their parents returned to their original home in paradise. On occassion, known as Iqi Balam, Tiger of the Moon, Tiger of the Moon, 'moon jaguar' or 'moon jaguar'.

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