The Maya – Georgia Connection

by Richard L. Thornton, Architect & City Planner

Portrayals of Chac the Rain God

According to French historian and natural scientist, Charles de Rochefort (1658) the town of Tula-Hiwalsi (now Tallahassee, FL) was founded by a King of the Apalachete (Highland Creeks) in Northeast Georgia to facilitate trade with the Gulf of Mexico region. The Apalachete spoke the Itsate Language, which is the name that the Itza Mayas called themselves. Their capital was on the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River. Cha’ta Hawche (Chattahoochee) means “Ancient monument – shallow river” in the Itza Maya language.

Need I say more?


  1. A lot of years ago, I was in Tarahumara country (Sierra Occidental) standing on the porch of a small hotel and watched a thunderstorm squeeze between the walls of the canyon. The face looked so much like Cual Chac I ran and took my camera and snapped a few pictures. I told the Mexicans and all of them froze, even the bro from NYC. Later, rgw riye bus ran into a hail storm and pretty much all of the men had the driver stop and ran out to get hail. Not having buckets, they put it in their shirts. Yeah, brr. When we got under way, they were grinning at me and speaking too fast to understand. the New Yorker said they were thanking me for calling on Cual Chac who loved me. Every place I went to that fall it rained hard. donno why, but rain loves me. But, I’m not going to test it to see if Cual Chac’s ‘horse’ would love me, too. They say he rides a great white shark to shore and brings hurricanes. niio

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  2. Hi Richard, Thanks again for all of your efforts…most interesting. And obvious. What an indictment of academia in general…cutting off their nose to spite their face…? Or to build another casino. Their attacks on you are not a sign of the strength of their position…because the facts are what they are…and a 5th grade class of smart kids could figure this out too. Best wishes, Bill

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