Along with Xmucane, Xpiyacoc is one of the oldest gods in Mayan theology. He's known as the grandfather, and sometimes is referred to as "plate shaper, bowl shaper." Xpiyacoc helps create the world, but is largely absent from the narrative after that. With Xmucane, Xpiyacoc has two sons, One Hunahpu and Seven Hunahpu.
Xpiyacoc Quotes in Popol Vuh
The Popol Vuh quotes below are all either spoken by Xpiyacoc or refer to Xpiyacoc. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Simon & Schuster edition of Popol Vuh published in 1996.).
Xpiyacoc Character Timeline in Popol Vuh
The timeline below shows where the character Xpiyacoc appears in Popol Vuh. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...It will be an account of how the world was created by Sovereign Plumed Serpent, Xpiyacoc, and Xmucane. The narrator mentions that they're recording this story "amid the preaching of God,"... (full context)
...they're going first. When they reach Xmucane's hut, they explain the situation and learn that Xpiyacoc has just died. Rather than take their ball, they tie it up in Xmucane's roof... (full context)