Camazotz : Ancient texts suggest the 'Batman' was real and existed in Mesoamerica

  • Published 8 months ago
  • 10

We all know how Batman looks. A human body with a bat mask. Well, there might be something behind the mask. Or in other words, DC comics might have gotten the idea from Maya civilization.

There is text suggesting a figure looking like Batman existed in Maya tradition. His name was Camazotz. He was the Mayan bat god of night, sacrifice, and death.

The Maya people consider him a terrifying god who served death and ruled the domain of twilight. Camazotz lived in bloody grottoes and other dark places. People tried to avoid these places for fear of disturbing him.

References about his character and descriptions agree on him being half-human and half-bat. He was depicted holding his victim and a knife. The deity also appears in Popol Vuh, a book of Maya history and stories.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Strange
looking for mike
youtube icon
43:27

This documentary follows filmmaker Dylan Reibling as he investigates the mysterious death of his friend, computer salesman Michael De Bourcier.Mike’s sudden death in 2002 r...

  • 381
  • 4 weeks ago
  • Not Rated
Strange
sleep paralysis documentary
youtube icon
44:55

Most of the time, when we sleep, and when we dream, we dream of good things. But what happens when you have a nightmare?What happens if you have hallucinations during sleep? ...

  • 331
  • 1 month ago
  • Not Rated
Strange
weird borders
youtube icon
10:09

If you thought crossing a border is a simple task, think again. Yes, most borders are a straight line. And you can cross them easily.But there are more than 190 sovereign coun...

  • 459
  • 3 months ago
  • Not Rated
Strange
Aokigahara forest
youtube icon
21:09

The Aokigahara forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. People started taking their own lives in the forest after the novel Kuroi Jukai was published. In the bo...

  • 1,071
  • 11 months ago
  • Not Rated
Avatar

4,374 Videos / 13,922,092 Views
Tags

Related Articles
The World Tree is mytheme in many Middle Eastern religions. It is most often portrayed as an archetype of the trees of k...
  • 1,033
  • 7 months ago
One of the best aspects of the caves are the fabulous colors. The colors are taken directly from the Earth itself. Those...
  • 1,081
  • 7 months ago
There are many ways our brain can outsmart us. Fact of the matter is that our brain is very smart, and we are just puppe...
  • 3,436
  • 1 year ago
In his journal, he described them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted”. He also noted that they had “a h...
  • 4,425
  • 1 year ago