In Mayan mythology, Cotzbalam of the four great birds who attacked the wooden bodies that were intended to become the first living human. They each attacked a different part of the body to prevent the pollution of the primordial world. The others were Camazotz, Tecumbalam and Gucumatz.

John and Caitlin Matthews, The Element Encyclopaedia of Magical Creatures, 2013, Cotzbalam, p 110

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