Aztec Creation Story

Aztec Creation Story

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  • At the start of time, there was the void. There was nothing until the God Ometecuhtli/Omecuhuatl created him/herself 
  • Ometecuhtli/Omecuhuatl was both female and male he/her had 4 children. Their names were north, south, east and west. 
  • The 4 children began to create. They create created water, other gods, and a sea monster called Cipactli. Cipactli ate everything that fell into it. So, they set out to destroy it. 
  • They pulled in 4 different directions and finally destroyed Cipactli. When they defeated her the universe inside her body was set free. 
  • Cepactli´s head made the heavens, her body made up earth, and her tail made up the underworld  
  • Heaven
  • Underworld
  • Earth
  • Water Sun
  • Rain Sun
  • After Cipactli died,five suns were finally created. The fifth and finally sun, the earthquake sun, describes how the moon and the sun were created and how the earth will end with a earthquake.    
  • Jaguar Sun
  • Earthquake Sun
  • Wind Sun
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