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In Maya mythology, the Bacabs were four sons of Itzamna and Ixchel. They held the sky up in each of the four directions, and each was associated with a color. They were also believed to be jaguar Gods.

They were:

  1. Cauac
    1. south
    2. red
  2. Ix
    1. west
    2. black
  3. Kan (later replaced by Chac)
    1. east
    2. yellow
  4. Mulac
    1. north
    2. white