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Tepeu

Tepeu is a word of the K'iche' Maya language meaning "sovereign" (also "one who conquers" or "one who is victorious"). The title is associated with the god Q'uq'umatz of the K'iche'-Maya, one of the creation gods of the Popol Vuh; his whole name translating as "Sovereign Plumed Serpent".[1][2] The title has also been used by numerous K'iche' rulers such as Tepepul.

The word originated from the Nahuatl Tepeuh.[3]

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  3. ^ Popol Vuh: The Book of the People: Popol Vuh: Preamble


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