Mayan Corn God - Central American Religion
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Mayan Corn God

Maya Tonina
Corn God

Because corn (maize) was Mayan people's main food, their most important god was the Corn God.

A popular Mayan story was the story of the Maize Mountain - click here to read the story.

More about Mayan religion
More about the Maya people

Bibliography and further reading about Mayan religion:

Aztec
Inca
Later South and Central America
Native Americans
American History
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Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.
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