Discover the myth of how the weak and pimply Aztec god Nanahuatl sacrificed himself to become Lord Sun and created a new world.
Nanahuatl, weakest of the Aztec gods, sickly and covered in pimples, had been chosen to form a new world. There had already been four worlds, each set in motion by its own “Lord Sun,” and each had been destroyed. For a new world to be created, another god had to leap into the great bonfire and become the fifth sun. Will Nanahuatl complete the sacrifice? Kay A. Read recounts the myth of the sun.
Lesson by Kay Almere Read, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat.
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TED-Ed, . (2021, January 21). The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2244/the-aztec-myth-of-the-unlikeliest-sun-god/
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TED-Ed, . "The Aztec Myth of the Unlikeliest Sun God." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 21 Jan 2021. Web. 27 Jan 2022.