Aztec Suns

Aztec suns : The Aztec told their history and recounted their mythology in eras, or ages, called Suns. These have also been referred to as worlds. The present era is called the Fifth Sun. Each of the previous Suns ended with a massive catastrophe that destroyed all humans and most forms of life. The world of the First Sun, “Four Jaguar,” was consumed by a jaguar; the Second Sun, “Four Wind,” was destroyed by a hurricane; the Third Sun, “Four Rain,” by a rain of fire; and the Fourth Sun, “Four Water,” by a flood. The world of the Fifth Sun, “Four Earthquake,” will be destroyed by an earthquake.



South and Meso-American Mythology A to Z – by Ann Bingham (Author) and Jeremy Roberts (Author)

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