The Ancient Mayans Worshipped A Bat God 2,500 Years Ago – Inspiration For The Modern Batman

In these times we can see a lot of things who are inspired from ancient times. To support this idea are a lot of evidence. For example, around 2.500 years ago it was a very adored god with a bat head and a person’s body.

The ancient Maya were worshipped to this God and they named it Camazots. Now we think that Camazots was the main inspiration for Batman.

The Original Batman

The original Batman, Camazots, was a god for the Mayan in ancient Mexico. It seems to symbolized death, night, and sacrifice.

There is not so much information about him but he’s often represented by a flying boat with a head which seems to be Xibalba, the Mayan hell. Years ago it wasn’t a constant thing that Batman was came from the Mayan god. The world knew that Camazots was the inspiration for Batman when it was the 75th anniversary of Batman and in this context, this idea was forefront to the people.


When it was the 75th anniversary of Batman, Warner Brother wanted something special. They organized crowdfunding in 2014 to rethink the image of Batman in society. They called a lot of artists to reimagine Batman. The artist who won the contest with his interpretation of Batman was Christian Pacheco.

The results from all the artists were particular, but he was remarkable. Christian Pacheco is a designer who has a design agency in Yucatan. With his design, he wanted to say that DC Comics had an ancient inspiration when they created Batman.

This is the reason why he made a design that allows people to see that Batman and the god Camazots, have a similar appearance. He wanted to evidence the facts that Batman has the origins in an ancient Mayan god from another century.

In conclusion, what we see today it may be possible to have historical inspiration. Most of the models and figures we are seeing in these days might be inspired by previous ideas or mixed up with other ideas from the past. This is an interesting point of view but there is not so much information to make from this point of view a fact.


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