of Rain and Flowing Water
The Aztecs believed there were 4
prehistoric ages. The first was "4 Jaguar" during which the giants
lived. At the end, the sun carrier Tezcatlipoca was turned into a jaguar who
devoured them. During the second age, "4 Wind", Quetzalcoatl became
the sun carrier but in the end was defeated by Tezcatlipoca and became a
hurricane, killing many people. Those who remained became monkeys.
During the third age, "4
Rain", the sun carrier was Tlaloc, the rain god. In the end he was overcome
by Quetzalcoatl and created a rain of fire (lightning) that changed people into
The fourth age, "4
Water", Chalchihuitlicue was carrier of the sun. Known as She
of the Robe of Green Jewels, she saw much injustice in the world, and
created a bridge to the 5th world for those whom she favored. Others were
drowned in a deluge that lasted 52 years.
When it was over, she calmed the
wild waters and was thereafter remembered during the month of Etzaqualitzl when
pilgrims came to ask for rain.
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