Hun-Apu and Ixbalanque decided to kill their father's murderers, as well as Zipacna, son of Vucub Caquix. They made a crab decoy and told Zipacna where he could find a giant crab to eat. When Zipacna went to the spot, they threw a mountain on him, killing him.
In turn, Hunahpu and Xbalanque by purpose lost their ball games so that they might be sent to the remaining tests, Jaguar House, Fire House, Bat House and in turn defeat the tests of the Xibalbans.
Xbalanque summoned the beasts of the field, however, and fashioned a replacement head for Hunahpu.
Although many of their acts and successes came about as a result of trickery and deceit, this was viewed more as cleverness than dishonesty, and their roles in defeating the vain and arrogant gods as well as the evil lords of the underworldXibalba solidifies their characters as being that of good.
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