Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Possibly means "one blowgunner", from Classic Maya jun "one" and puw "blowgun" (with the agentive prefix aj-) [1]. Hunahpu and his twin brother Xbalanque are the central characters of the Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the K'iche' Maya.


Sources & References

  1. Boot, Erik. Classic Maya Vocabulary of Hieroglyphic Readings, available from
Entry added April 5, 2022