Central American - An age of the Aztec creation cycle. The Aztec cosmology is said by some to be based on four periods or suns. There are, however, several versions of the symbolism of these periods which are variously given as: hunger, wind, fire, water hunger, fire, wind, water water, famine, wind, fire water, wind, fire, famine Others say there were more than four periods: in this book, references will be found to First, Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Suns. Occasionally identified as sun.


Chinese - One of the Eight Diagrams: represents. Wind, wood and fowl. Also commonly referred to as Sun.
General - The star at the centre of our. Solar system. This star is central to many mythologies and systems of worship. (1) In Australia, some tribes say that the sun is derived from an emu's egg which was thrown into the sky. (2) In parts of Central America the sun is regarded as the home of the dead. (3) The Chinese say that the sun was created by Pan-ku and regard it as an emblem of the emperor. (4) In Christian tradition the sun is regarded as the emblem of the Virgin Mary and typifies Christ. (5) In Egyptian lore the sun is Ra's golden boat in which he traverses the sky and came from a golden egg laid by the Nile Goose. (6) Hebrew's regard the sun as a symbol of Jahwe's power. (7) Hindus regard the sun as the eye of Mitra or Varuna. (8) Muslim lore has the sun as the guardian of financiers and princes. (9) In Norse mythology the sun was projected into the heavens from Muspelheim, the land of fire. (10) In Persia the sun-god, Mithra, was the supreme deity of a major cult of sun-worship. (11) In South America, the Inca cult of sun-worship was centred on their sun-god, Inti. Referred to as sun.

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