The Rainy Season is Officially Over!

The Rainy Season is Over!

The 2009 rainy season that officially began on April 24 is now over. Nevertheless, before the end, we received 1″ (over 25 mm) of rain between Fridays and Saturday. These last rains were caused by the Hurricane Ida. Hurricane is one of the few Mayan words that have made it into the global scene.

In Maya mythology, Tepeu and Gucumatz (also known as Kukulkan, and as the Aztec’s Quetzalcoatl) are referred to as the Creators, the Makers, and the Forefathers. Huracán (Hurricane), or the Heart of Heaven, also existed and is given less personification. He acts more like a storm, of which he is the god. Tepeu and Gucumatz hold a conference and decide that, in order to preserve their legacy, they must create a race of beings who can worship them. Huracán does the actual creating while Tepeu and Gucumatz guide the process. (source: Maya Creation according to the Popol Vuh at Crystalinks)

By the way, Now we’re talking about the weather, I’d like to share with you the cutting-edge work being done my dear friend Norman of ClimaYa.com who’s setting up real-time weather stations all over Guatemala so we can have up-to-the-minute accurate meteorological data. If you visit the ClimaYa.com web site, you can scan the different weather station on the sidebar as well as read the most recent eye-witness tweets for Guatemala and Costa Rica. Check it out!

This morning the weather changed dramatically with an almost clear skyline, except for a few clouds over Volcán de Agua, and quite comfortable temperatures.

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  • Norman

    Great reference Rudy. I have posted in Guate360 about the origin of jurakán. Thanks fir the link. Sadly today we are reporting more than 90 deaths in El Salvador due to heavy rains last night.

  • Pascu

    WIKIPEDIA: Huracan (also Hurakan, in Mayan understandable as Jun Raqan “one legged”) was a Mayan god of wind, storm, fire and one of the creator deities who participated in all three attempts at creating humanity.[1] He also caused the Great Flood after the second generation of humans angered the gods. He supposedly lived in the windy mists above the floodwaters and repeatedly invoked “earth” until land came up from the seas.

    I would like to add that for Mayas KABRAKAN used to be the Earthquake GOD. Kabrakán means TWO LEGGED, he is the balance to Zipacná, the creator of mountains

  • I love the cloud around the mountain top. It’s like a collar!

  • Perfect blue sky over the volcano!

  • Ale

    I didn’t know this about the word Hurricane…nice information…thanks!

  • Great info, thank you all!!! I’m sorry for the difficulties in El Salvador!!! Such moments are just simply hard.

    Hey, I can assist with some help in case Norman wishes to install weather stations in Petén, ;O)

  • Eric

    Rudy, you take these photos from viewpoints of places I have been, and it makes me walk down to La Internacional, the tienda close to me that sells harina de maiz, pan dulces, platanos y todas cosas centroamericanas, just so I can inhale the smells and pretend I’m back in the land of volcanes, tortillas, y bellezas. Great shot for the end of the rainy season. Have I been to Guate when it wasn’t rainy season ? I don’t think I have. Dios mio! I am looking forward to all the great photos from the coming (dry) months ahead. Thanks for the Huaracan background, as well.
    p.s. – the event at Las Capuchinas looked incredible. Felicitaciones al club. Maybe next year, I can visit during that time ? I need a few more Guate stamps on my passport, I think !

  • Rudy, Sus fotos son las mejores!!!