There were two brothers named Hunahpu and Xbalanque. They loved to play Maya ball. They were very talented but very noisy when they played and that upset the lords of the underworld.
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The lords of death loved to trick people into dying. They sent a note to the brothers asking them to come and play a game in the underworld.
The brothers knew it was a trick, but they went anyway. They crossed the river of Spikes, Blood and Pus. They were put through lots of test. They knew the only way out of the underworld was to die so they were ordered to jump into an oven and the lords threw the twins ashes into the river.
The boys then came back to life as catfish and then became humans again and had special powers. The could kill things and bring them back to life and destroy things and them put them back together. The lords heard of these powers and invited them back not knowing they were the twins that they had just killed.
The lords asked to have the trick done to them so the twins killed them but did not bring them back to life. The other lords knew they had been defeated and sent them back to earth. The gods of heaven honored them by bringing them up to the sky one became the sun and the other the moon making them the rulers of the Earth.