There is a vast pantheon of gods worshiped by the Maya. Different areas had different gods, and some were more important in one area than in another. Each location would also have it's special patron god. There was probably some sense of competitiveness between locations, where they felt that their patron god was stronger or more beneficent that others. When one area overtook another through war or politics, they would impose the worship of their favorite gods on their subjects.

Some of the gods that archaeologists and anthropologists have identified are:
Hunab Ku
The supreme diety - the creator god
Death god - (an ancient god of violent sacrifice, such as decapitation
Rain god -rain & lightning

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya
by Mary Miller, Karl Taube (Contributor)
$13.56, Paperback, April 1997
The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan (Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology, No 32)
by Karl Andreas Taube
$18.00, Paperback, June 1992
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