The ancient mayan rulers, such as Pacal Votan, claimed god status, and so, were in harmony with the forces of nature, able to provide substantial rainfall for their peoples’ prosperity and good health, and protecting them from evil spirits, as it was in ancient Egypt with the pharoah “gods,” and ancient Greece with their pantheon of gods, who were real people too.
These were ancestor gods worshipped in antiquity, such as the biblical personages Adam (Atum Re), Eve (Hera), Naamah, Ham’s wife (Athena), Cain (Hephaestos), Noah (Nereus), Sidon (Posidon), the first post deluge tyrant Nimrod (Marduk/Merodach/Menrot), and Asshur (patron diety of Assyria and son of Shem), showing that the ancient religionists, for the ostensible control of nature in most ancient times, often worshipped actually biblical characters.
So the Word of God obviously was maintained by the Hebrews, with the other tribes and nations taking bits and pieces of that real history to contort it for their purposes of rulership by religious intimidation, claiming the ability to control nature and the spirits for the good of the people, by supposedly communing with the spirits of those ancestor gods for help, the archaic pantheon of ancestor gods worshipped which the earthly rulers ostensibly would join in the spirit world when they passed away from this earth.
The ancestor-god worship game was a real con put on the people in ancient times, with Alexander the Great having claimed god status, as well as, the pharoahs of Egypt, and the caesars of Rome too, all claiming harmony and fellowship with the gods who supposedly control the forces of nature, usually Bible characters, mere men (and “the Fat Lady” of “neolithic” Europe, Athena, the egyptian Neith/Nut).
But no one played the Messiah whom the Jews anticipated, who manifested in the flesh, died on the cross in 32 A.D, then resurrected three days later, the one prophecied to be “cut-off” at that time, as predicted in Daniel chapter nine, realized by probably a third of the people of Jerusalem who became Christians in the decades following the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who willingly died for the propitiation of our sins, and who will come back as the Lion of Judah to clean up the mess which humankind will have caused.
And see http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.