Itzamna

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Itzamna

(ētsäm`nä), chief deity of the Maya. Son of Hunab Ku, the creator, he was believed to be lord of the heavens, day, and night. Thought by the Maya to have been the inventor of writing and books, Itzamna was, by extension, creator of the calendar and chronology. He was a benevolent deity.
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Arias has called Itzam na his "hippie novel," because of the characters' state of drug-infused lucidity.
This novel departs from the levity of Itzam na and sets a more serious tone.
Entre los mayas, dice el autor se trata de la subfamilia Draco mayensis stupefaciens; parte de una propuesta de Thompson que considera al cosmos como una manifestacion de Itzam Na "Casa de Iguanas" y a la tierra especificamente como Itzam Na Cab Ain, "Casa de Iguana Tierra Cocodrilo", Arellano analiza el termino y senala que mas que de iguanas, seria "Casa de Cocodrilos".