First Sun

Central American - The first of the 5 ages of the Aztec. Creation cycle. In this first era, the world was populated by giants who lived on acorns and were ruled by Tezcatlipoca. His reign lasted for 676 years and at the end of that time he was killed by Quetzalcoatl and became a jaguar who killed the giants. Another version, called the Sun of Water, says that animals and man existed in total darkness. The animals ate the men and the world was overwhelmed by a flood from which only two humans escaped to continue life. On occassion, identified as First Sun, Four Ocelot, Four Ocelot, Sun of Jaguar, Sun of Jaguar, Sun of Water, Sun of Water, Fourth Sun, sun, sun, ages, Fifth Sun, Second Sun, Third Sun or Ages.

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