Mayan Gods & Goddesses: Lesson for Kids


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What is the meaning of the name of the Mayan god, Itzamna?

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1. What is a deity?

2. What form does the Mayan god Kukulcan have on Chichen Itza on the spring and autumn equinoxes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This set of quiz and worksheet questions allows you to test your knowledge of Mayan gods and goddesses. You will be asked to identify the most important deities of the Mayans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to see what you remember about:

  • The form of the god Kukulcan during the spring and summer equinoxes
  • Another name for the goddess Ix Chel
  • The home of the god Chac

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the material, such as another name for the goddess Ix Chel
  • Making connections - use your understanding of Mayan mythology to explain the meaning of Itzamna's name
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main terms, such as deity
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about where the god Chac lives in Mayan mythology

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the mythology of this ancient people by reading the lesson titled Mayan Gods & Goddesses: Lesson for Kids. This lesson explains topics like:

  • The number of gods worshiped by the Mayans
  • Different roles of the most important Mayan gods and goddesses
  • The importance of the ceiba tree