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Zazil Há

The Maya Princess Zazil Há (early 16th century), aka Ix Chel Ka'an or Ix Zazil, was the daughter of Nachán Can, Maya lord of Chactemal. She married Gonzalo Guerrero, a shipwrecked Spanish sailor/soldier who came to Chactemal as a slave, but so impressed Nachán Can that he became his trusted war advisor and warrior, leading to the marriage of Guerrero and Zazil Há.

They had three children, and though the eldest daughter, Ixmo, was sacrificed in the Maya tradition to end a plague of locusts, the children of Gonzalo Guerrero and Zazil Há became the first Mestizos, ancestors of many, if not most, present day natives of southern Yucatán and northern Belize.

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