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The Bakabs (pronounced "bah-KAHB") are four divine brothers who hold up the corners of the world.[1]


The Bakabs are four Giants that hold up the sky—North, South, East, and West—they used to work for Hurakan. Respectively, their names are Cantzicnal, Hosanek, Hobnil and Saccimi. They're assigned the colors white, yellow, red and black, and the Muluc, Cauac, Kan and Ix years.[2]

Storm Runner Trilogy

The Storm Runner

When Zane Obispo first traveled to Empty, his father, Hurakan, told him that the Bakabs warned him about Ah-Puch recruiting the Yant'o Triad.

Jazz mentioned that he was friends with the Bakab of the East, the East is considered lucky.[3]


  • Their Greek equivalent is Atlas.
  • Their Norse equivalents are the Four Dwarves: Nordri, Sudri, Austri, and Vestri.
  • Their Hindu equivalents are the Lokapāla.


  1. The Storm Runner, Glossary
  3. The Storm Runner, Ch. 22
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