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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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Living in the shadow of the prestigious Na K'abal Xook of the famous sacrifice-trance vision of her warrior ancestor, the three sons of Ahaw Itzamna Balam, Holy Lord of Siyah Chan, each face their own life challenges.
Itzamna was the god of creation who ruled the heavens and invented writing, math and the calendar.
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In a move to address the pressing health needs of the Hispanic population in New York City, the Itzamna Medical Center, named after the Mayan deity that rules over healing and medicine, will open its doors Monday, August 20 as the first treatment facility to provide first class, culturally sensitive healthcare services.
Addressing the health needs of the Hispanic population in New York City, the Itzamna Medical Center, named after the Mayan deity that rules over healing and medicine, is the first physician-driven treatment facility to provide first class, culturally sensitive healthcare services.
Izamal, mythical burial place of the god Itzamna, was one of the most sacred cities of the Maya.
Thus she interprets the monster masks on certain facades as those of Itzamna or God D because of the `flower' headbands they wear; these refer to the `flower nectar' called its in Yucatec.
Ix Chel (Rainbow Woman) was the female force, the Creation Goddess, wife of Itzamna.
The main temple is dedicated to the sun god, Itzamna, and although a tomb was discovered there, it had been looted by the time the restoration took place.
As the mask was of the god of creation Itzamna, this special effect is believed to be an invocation of the god to bless the crops with rain.