Central American - A Mayan giant. Husband of Chimalmatl. Father of Cabraca and Zipacna. This giant and his two sons claimed power over the sun, moon and earth so the gods sent Hunapu and Ixbalanque to deal with them. Their first attempt, when they shot Vucub-Caquix with a poisoned arrow, was unsuccessful and Hunapu lost one of his arms in the encounter but recovered it later. For their next attempt, they pretended to be physicians and extracted the giant's emerald teeth, the source of his strength, and gouged out his eyes, after which treatment he died. In an entirely different version, Vucub-Caquix is described as a monster in the form of a bird known alternatively as Seven Macaw. In some lore, occasionally identified as Vucub-Caquix, Vukub-Cakix, Vukub-Cakix, Vukub-Caquix, Vukub-Caquix, Seven Macaw, Seven Macaw, Vucub Caquix, Xibalba, Xibalba, Xibalha or Guatemalan Xibalbay.

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