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Twins


 

In Part 2 of Popol Vuh, after the first three attempts at creation described in Part 1, we read of twins. These include the divine heroes, Hunahpu and Xbalanque who prepare the world for society, and their fathers, One Hunahpu and Seven Hunahpu.

Twins, especially trickster twins, are found in more than one ancient Mexican and Central American civilization.

Here are statues of twins found in the Xalapa Anthropology Museum: