The Chilam Balam of Chumayel is a story of catastrophe and renewal during the creation of the world.

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In the Chilam Balam document, a story is told about the myth of creation that begins with the universe of gods of the Underworld inhabited by bees. In the times when trees would fall and rocks would be thrown from a rain of fire, the world was without Sun or Moon. The gods destroyed that chaotic universe with a great flood, and that was the beginning of a new creation: Earth was lifted by four bearing gods who planted the seed of the Great Mother Ceiba in the middle of the universe, which then became the road leading from the Underworld to Heaven.

The Chilam Balam of Chumayel is a story of catastrophe and renewal during the creation of the world.