Real Name: Ahpuch

Identity/Class: Mayan God

Occupation: God of the Dead

Group Membership: Ahau

Affiliations: Eriskegal, Hela, Hippolyta, Mephisto, Pluto, Seth, Yama

Enemies: Demogorge the God-Eater

Known Relatives: Itzamna (father), Hunab Ku (grandfather)

Aliases: Hunhau,Cumhau, Ah Kinchel

Base of Operations: Mitnal in the underworld of Xibalba (The Mexican Underworld)

First Appearance: Thor Annual#10 (1981)


Powers/Abilities: Ahpuch possesses the conventional powers of the Mexican Gods which includes superhuman strength (Class 25 presumably) and durability. He can also change his body into that as a desiccated skeleton (his traditional appearance). He also has several undefined powers occult in nature including the power to perceive death and project hellfire.

History: (Thor Annual#10)- Ahpuch is the god of the dead for the ancient Aztec and Mayan Civilizations. Disenchanted by the lack of new souls into his realm for several thousand years, he entered into a dark pact with six other gods of the dead in an attempt to merge their perspective realms. The ritual, however, released Atum in the form of Demogorge the God-Eater. Unable to contain the primieval entity, he ended up consumed by Demogorge and had to be rescued by Thor and an alliance of gods from other pantheons.

(Secret Warriors#10) - Ahpuch was present when Phobos (Alexander Aaron), son of Ares, was found worthy by the Council of Godheads to be a god.

(Fearless Defenders#3 (fb) ) - Hela bargained with the other death gods, including Ahpuch, to resurrect Hippolyta.

COMMENTS: Created/Adapted by William Zelenetz and Bob Hall.

Thor Annual#10 is probably one of the best Thor stories with the most gods in it. Why can't they do more stories like this ?--I agree 100%, I've read this story so many times, the staples are falling out of it--Snood.


Why do sun-gods such as Apollo and Tawa appear in this story over champion and thunder-gods like Hercules or Hino, the Native American thunder god ? For that matter, the storyline omits other death gods from other cultures. Were they all doing their hair ?

Indra in this story is actually Shiva from Thor I#301 claiming to be Indra. Someone obviously was trying to link the stories for the continuity without creating a new character. The violet-skinned and hot-headed likeness works great for Shiva, but would not for Indra who is a golden-skinned deity.

Of Ahpuch's above relatives, Quetzacoatl (Thor Annual#10) and Tezcatlipoca (Infinity Gauntlet#2) have been seen, and Huizilopochtli (X-Factor I#24 (as an alias for Apocalypse)) has been mentioned in the Marvel Universe.--let me know if I've missed any others--Snood.

Profile by William Uchtman.

Ahpuch should not be confused with:

Thor Annual#10 (1982) - Mark Gruenwald (writer/editor), Alan Zelenetz (writer), Bob Hall (penciler), Rick Bryant, Joe Rubinstein, Andy Myshynsky, Al Gordon, Kevin Dzuban (inkers)
Secret Warriors#10 (January, 2010) - Jonathan Hickman (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fearless Defenders#3 (June, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Will Sliney (artist), Ellie Pyle (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 06/13/16

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