Five Suns

Central American - The intervals in the development of the world, in Aztec myths. The first period, which lasted for 676 years, was ruled by Tezcatlipoca who was superseded by Quetzalcoatl who ruled the Second Sun. The Third Sun was the period of Tlaloc's rule which ended when the earth was destroyed by fire. The fourth period, ruled by Chalchihuitlicue, ended with a worldwide flood. The present Sun, the Fifth, ruled by Nanautzin, will end when the world is destroyed by earthquakes. Sometimes referred to as Five Suns.

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