God of the Flood
Demi-Power of a parallel Prime Material Plane
Home Plane: a parallel Prime Material Plane
Alignment: Chaotic neutral
Portfolio: Floods, Unrestrained Fury
Core Worshipers: Olman
Domains: Chaos, Destruction, Water, Weather* (CD).
Favored Weapon: (+1 thundering spear)
Hurakan has not been officially described, but see below for the appearance of the historical Mayan deity of that name.
Hurakan (also Huracan, from Mayan Jun Raqan “one legged,” spelled Hurakon in Steven Conforti’s Living Greyhawk Official Listing of Deities) was mentioned briefly in The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan (where the spelling “Hurakan” is used, appearing four times) but this god is not described with any detail in any D&D source. Historically, he was a Mayan weather god with authority over wind, storm, and fire. He was also one of the creator deities participating in all three attempts at creating humanity. He caused the Great Flood after the first humans had angered the gods. He supposedly lived in the windy mists above the flood waters and repeatedly spoke “earth” until land came up from the seas.
In appearance, the historical Hurakan has one humanoid leg, a second leg resembling a serpent, a zoomorphic snout (or long-nose) and a smoking object (such as a cigar), a torch holder, or an axe head that pierces a mirror located on his forehead.
Hurakan’s name is the source of the words hurricane and orcan (European windstorm).
Alternative names and titles for the historical Hurakan include Haracan, Tohil, Bolon Tzacab, K’awil (Kauil), and Heart of Heaven (in the Popol Vuh). This deity also resembles the god worshipped by the Aztecs as Tezcatlipoca.
Worshippers: Hurakan’s worshippers are rarely encountered outside of Olman lands.
Clergy: As with most Olman clergy, priests of Hurakan must choose a direction in which to pray at the beginning of their careers. Clerics of the east wear red, clerics of the south wear yellow, clerics of the west wear black, and clerics of the north wear white.
Temples: Olman temples are usually stepped pyramids with the entrances found at the bottom and corresponding with the four points of a compass. The Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan contains a room known as the “Tome of Hurakan,” which is completely filled with water.
Rituals and holy days: Rituals to the Olman deities are typically performed every twenty days, as this corresponds with the various “signs” of the divinatory calendar. Each sign is ruled by a different deity. Sacrifices may take many forms, depending on the god worshipped. The public is required to attend every ritual, which is held at the temple of the appropriate god.