Among the gods to whom the populace of
Chichen Itza gave their reverence was the elderly male supernatural identified as God N.
Principal pre-Columbian Mayan deity, ruler of heaven, day, and night. He frequently appeared as four gods called Itzamnás, who encased the world.
According to Maya beliefs of both the preconquest and post-conquest periods, First Father played an important role in shaping the cosmos. Like First Mother, the female deity who was his consort, First Father was born before 4 Ahau 8 Kumk'u, the date on which the fourth cycle of cosmic creation was begun. Through the supernatural agency of the primordial couple, the natural world was formed, the younger gods were conceived, maize was brought into cultivation and humankind was modeled from com dough. Creation was completed when shamanism and kingship, the essential institutions of Maya society, were established by the ancestral deity couple