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Huracan

In Mayan mythology, Huracan ("one legged") was a wind and storm god and one of the creator deities who participated in all three attempts at creating humanity. He also caused the Great Flood after the first humans angered the gods. He supposedly lived in the windy mists above the floodwaters and repeated "earth" until land came up from the seas.

His name is the source of the word hurricane.

Alternative: Hurakan, Hurrican



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