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Zane Obispo is my son, the son of wind, storms, and fire. He has the blood of a creator and a destroyer, and I claim him as my own.

–Hurakan claiming Zane in The Storm Runner.

Hurakan (pronounced: "hoor-ah-KAHN") is the Mayan god of wind, storm, and fire. He's also one of the two creator gods, the other being K'ukumatz.


Pacific, a goddess he saved from execution and hid from the rest of the gods.

Hurakan was responsible for designing the human body. He helped Kukuulkaan create them four different times,[1] as the powerful gods wanted to have creatures, unlike animals, worship them. They first made them out of mud, but the humans were weak and useless. So the two destroyed them with a flood or the humans dissolved by themselves. Then they used wood to make another batch, but they were dumb as wood so they were destroyed too, while the survivors became monkeys. After the hero twins had their adventures, they tried corn and those humans could think, mark time and keep records. However, those humans were too smart and could understand too much like the gods, so the gods sent a great fog to obscure some of their knowledge.

Some believe Hurakan was also responsible for giving humans fire, the eternal flame. He took a piece of the flame and created the first Fire Keeper from it to watch over flame and protect the magic of the Maya. Hurakan believed in balance above all else and worried if the gods held all the power.

At one point he imprisoned Ah-Puch in a ceramic owl and created the volcano he was in. He also saved Pacific after she spoke the Prophecy of Fire.

In The Series

Centuries later he met Mrs. Obispo at the Yucatán peninsula and the two had a son together. However, because of the Sacred Oath forbidding the gods to sire godborns, he and Zane would be killed if they were found out to be guilty. Thus, he would send windstorms to shield Zane from the other gods.

Storm Runner Trilogy

The Storm Runner

Zane Obispo, his son

Hurakan appears on a skyscraper close to Ah-Puch's penthouse, telling Zane not to accept his deal on becoming one of his soldiers of death.

He pulls his son into the Empty, a realm of his creation. He tells Zane that he must seek out Saqik'oxol, the White Sparkstriker, and that his short leg will give him strength.

While Zane is with Saqik'oxol, he pulls him in to the Empty to train his son in his dominant power: fire. The first attempt goes poorly and he tells Zane to release the energy or else he would burn from the inside out. Zane soon goes back to his body.

When the council is gathered, he introduces Zane as the one from the Prophecy of Fire as well as his son. Hurakan is then chained down in snakes by most by the other gods and sentenced to death. However, by claiming Zane in front of the other gods in the Old World, he has unlocked his son's full power allowing him to defeat Ah-Puch.

After the fight, Hurakan was imprisoned in a tiny prison for the time being. The council decided not to kill him as they might need his power someday. After going to his new home in Isla Holbox, Zane Obispo decided that he had to free his father.

The Fire Keeper

About seven months later, Zane Obispo revealed a message from Jazz in a coconut sent from a bird. It said Hurakan's current location WaTiki Indoor Waterpark Resort in Rapid City, South Dakota, his prison was moved every month or so, but in four days three demons would appear. Zane was going to go there and free him, but that night another godborn named Ren Santiago appeared, her mother broke the Sacred Oath after Hurakan. After going to Ixtab, she revealed that his story allowed worshipers of Tlaltecuhtli to kidnap other godborns, she couldn't help him free Hurakan.

Zane meets up with him in the Empty and tells his son to abandon his quest for him and save the godborns and that The Empty will die with him. When Zane reveals he heard him calling him, Hurakan says he could not have called him. His form vanishes and he tells Zane to head to the pyramid. After he reads the letter Hurakan wrote before claiming him, Zane reveals that supernaturals are losing their powers and he realizes the Fire Keeper is at work, a being who fans the flames of life who can control the future and powers of supernaturals, is at work. Before Zane is ejected he tells his son to find the Fire Keeper.

A day later Zane contacts him when he finds the Fire Keeper. He worries that Zane found the fire keeper and asks him how to fuel the eternal flame, he tells his son that his blood fuels the flames.

On the day of his execution, he is chained to a slab surrounded by K'ukumatz, Ixtab, Ixkakaw, Nakon, Alom, Itzamna, and Chaac as they deliver a roast before his execution. Jordan and Bird, who plan to sacrifice him to resurrect the Mexica Gods and create a world with themselves on top, are close by with the former twin beheading him. However he is saved at the last second by Ah-Puch and brought to Antonio Marcel De la Vega/the Fire Keeper to regain his strength. When they return he warns the gods "today is the day of reckoning". When they go to Xib'alb'a Zane tells him and the other gods what he learned just as Pacific barges in. He as Zane leaves he and the other gods discuss future events and have the godborns be claimed. After everything is done he talks privately with Zane. He explains that SHIHOM, the Shaman Institute of Higher Order Magic will be reopened to train the godborns and offers Zane a teaching position, which he accepts. After the conversation he sets out to meet someone, Zane's mother. They speak briefly and she enjoys the visit.

The Shadow Crosser

Three months after he is saved from execution, he haves Zane from Camazotz and brings him to SHIHOM. When his son wakes up an hour later, he informs him the claiming ceremony is right then. After Zane cleans up, he takes him to the World Tree to tell him that Ixkik' and the bat god have killed the wine god Akan to resurrect a Mexica god. He reassures Zane that the godborns are not the first line of defense when the war breaks out. When Zane questions if they can keep control of the Mexica gods and theorizes their true plan has to do with the stone Alana and Adrik had, Ah-Puch arrives. They fill him in and are shocked when Zane tells them Ixtab is the twin's mother. As they brainstorm about the blood moon goddess and bat god's plans, the claiming ceremony comes to a close they all go. They arrive to see Saqik'oxol pound lighting into the twin's legs and he and Hurakan leave shortly after. However they are ambushed and trapped in 1987.

When he is freed and woken up, he tells Zane to coax Ixkik' into a physical form so that she can be taken out. He rides on Brooks as she picks up Bird and carries him away. When Ixkik' and Jordan are trapped in a time loop, he and some of the other gods return to congratulate Zane and, when speaking with him alone, tells him five godborns went rouge and that is is the only one who can restore what history was destroyed.

Two weeks later during the victory celebration, he sits at a table with Zane's mom as the two talk.


In the Empty, Hurakan took the form of an obsidian black jaguar (panther) and shone almost silver in the moonlight. He had piercing green eyes.

When encountering Zane in the Old World, Hurakan had dark disheveled hair, looked like hadn't shaved in three days, and was so stiff he could've been made of stone. He wore a dark T-shirt, dark pants, and a leather band on each wrist. His eyes can change from gold to black.

After being imprisoned by the other gods, he looked gaunt and disheveled and wore black scrubs.

During the execution, he wore only a loincloth and his skin was painted blue, reminding his son of the Smurfs.


Hurakan is a caring god. Wanting to keep his son hidden, he distanced himself from Zane and hid his presence from the other gods. When the two met in person, he expressed his pride in Zane and explained why he had to distance himself.

He is also calculating, taking small details into consideration to fight Ah-Puch. He teamed up with Ixtab to make the necessary events occur to defend the death god.

Hurakan is also brave, willingly letting the other gods know he broke the agreement to not have a godborn in order to give Zane a fighting chance against Ah-Puch.


  • Aerokinesis: As the god of wind, Hurakan has control over the winds. He had used this power to shield Zane from the other gods.
  • Atmokinesis: As the god of storm, Hurakan has control over storms. He had used them to shield Zane from the other gods.
  • Pyrokinesis: As the god of fire, Hurakan has control over the element. His son, Zane, was given this ability as well.
  • Typhokinesis: As the god of fire, Hurakan has control over additional properties of fires, such as smoke.
  • Creation: As one of the creator gods, Hurakan can create worlds, such as the Empty.


  • The name, Hurakan, means "one-legged," in reference to his serpent leg. His Maya name was Hunracán with Hun meaning "one" and Racan meaning "leg."
  • The tropical cyclones called hurricanes were said to have been named after Hurakan.
  • Other names for Hurakan include Huracan, Bolon Tzacab, K'awiil, and God K.
  • In Aztec mythology, Tlaloc is similar to Huracan.[2]
  • In Popol Vuh, the story of the hero twins interrupts Hurakan and K'ukumatz's story of creating humans after the second attempt.[3]
  • Some illustrations depict Hurakan as having snake legs replacing both of his shins, so by technicality he is still considered one-legged.


Storm Runner Trilogy
Books: The Storm Runner | The Fire Keeper | The Shadow Crosser
Main Characters: Zane Obispo | Brooks | Rosie | Hondo Obispo | Ren Santiago | Jordan | Bird
Secondary Characters: Mrs. Obispo | Antonia Caballero | Ixtab | Muwan | Quinn | Antonio Marcel De la Vega | Jazz | Louie | Marco | Adrik | Alana
Minor Characters: Mr. Ortiz | Pacific | Saqik'oxol | Abuelo Santiago | Clementino | Itzel | Fausto | Red Queen | Gee | Serena | Sipacna | Kip
Mayan Gods: Ah-Puch | Hurakan | K'ukumatz | Ixkik' | Bakab | Yant'o Triad | Nakon | Ixkakaw | Ixchel | Itzamna | Alom | Camazotz | Chaac | Akan
Mexica Gods: Tlaltecuhtli
Creatures: Demon Runner | Nawal | Alux | Demon | Giant | Hellhound | Mud Person | Ahuizotl
Related Content: Jennifer Cervantes | Shadow Bruja Duology | Rick Riordan Presents