The legend of CAMAZOTZ originated deep in Mexican history as a dangerous cave-dwelling bat creature. A cult following for the creature began amongst the Zapotec Indians of Oaxaca, Mexico. The Zapotecs associated bats with death and the night as they were found inhabiting the caves which ancient Mesoamericans believed was a path to the underworld. This cult spread throughout Mexico in the following years with Camazotz being depicted as far away as in Mayan Temples. Many people also believe Batman was based on the Camazotz legend.