Zipacna and the 400 Boys

Zipacna and the 400 Boys is just one of the stories from the Popol Vuh, the Mayan story of creation. Below is a scroll I made chronicling the demise of the 400 boys by the god, Zipacna


Zipacna, maker of mountains was basking on the beach.

Then, the 400 boys passed by, dragging a heavy log for their hut. So they asked Zipacna for help. Zipacna was happy to show off his strength. He carried the whole post by himself.

Upon seeing his great strength, the 400 boys weren't grateful. They thought him too powerful for just one being. Thus, they devised a plan for murder. 

They asked Zipacna to dig a hole for them. The Great God agreed to help again. The boys encouraged him to keep digging until he was so far down that they could barely see the giant. Meanwhile, the boys dragged a heavy log. And at the opportune moment, threw it right in after him!

The boys called down to him to make sure he was dead. Only ants returned their calls, carrying pieces of the giant in their mouths. The 400 boys rejoiced.

But Zipacna wasn't dead. He suspecting their plot.

He dug a separate hole and hid there for his safety. Once the log was thrown into what was intended as his grave, Zipacna whispered to the ants and gave them pieces of his body to send up as proof of his demise.

Thinking the great, Zipacna died, the 400 boys drank.

Then all the boys got drunk, and once they were drunk, all 400 of those boys weren't feeling a thing.

While they drank, Zipacna thought himself his own plot. He dug himself to their hut.

When night fell and all those boys were sound asleep, the great Zipacna emerged from the ground. Those boys anticipated nothing before he stamped their hut to the ground. All of them were completely flattened under the giant's weight. Not even one or two were saved from among all the 400 boys. They were killed by Zipacna, the son of Seven Macaw.

Such was the death of those 400 boys. And it said that they turned into stars, entering a constellation, named Hundrath after them.