An here is the dawning and showing of the
sun, moon and stars. And Jaguar Quitze, Jaguar Night, Mahucutah,
and True Jaguar were overjoyed when they saw the daybringer. It
came up first. It looked brilliant when it came up, since it was
ahead of the sun.
After that they unwrapped their copal incense,
which came from the east, and there was triumph in their hearts
when they unwrapped it. They gave their heartfelt thanks with
three kinds at once:
Mixtam Copal is the name of the copal brought
by Jaguar Quitze.
Cauiztan Copal, next, is the name of the
copal brought by Jaguar Night.
Godly Copal, as the next one is called,
was brought by Mahucutah.
The three of them had their copal, and
this is what they burned as they incensed the direction of the
rising sun. They were crying sweetly as they shook their burning
copal, the precious copal.
Tedlck, Dennis. 1986. Popul Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn
of Life. New York: Simon and Schuster. 181.