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Qaholom

Index: La escritura del dios, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 596, 597.
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Maya god mentioned in Borges story

Fishburn and Hughes: A Quiché word from qaholah, 'to beget', meaning 'father' and referring to a primary spirit, the Great Father, who preceded creation. According to the Quiché concept of dual divinity, Qaholom was accompanied by Alom (from alan, 'to give birth'), the Great Mother. Though there does not seem to have been a pyramid of this name at the time of the conquest of Mexico, pyramids were a predominant form both in Mayan and in Aztec religious architecture. See Book of the Common. The Writing of the God