Maya Rain God Chaac

At the Maya ruins of Uxmal, there are carvings of the rain god Chaac everywhere. The region gets lots of rain, but it has no rivers, lakes or any other source of freshwater for drinking, bathing and agriculture [another word for farming], so why do you think that the rain god Chaac was such an important figure?

Carvings of the rain god Chaac are all over the place at Uxmal — why do you think a civilization would need to pray to its rain god, and which of the GRAPES (Geography, Religion, Art/Architecture/Achievements, Political Systems, Economic Systems, Social Structure) could carvings of a rain god fit into?

I’m pointing at the face of Chaac — can you see it?

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