AZTEC MYTHOLOGY

The bloodthirsty Gods of Ancient Mexico

TONATIUH

Picture of TONATIUH from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders. Read the full story here.

Aztec Sun God

The Bloodthirsty Burning Sun

Looks after warriors, particularly those who die in his service, and rules the present Age of the world.

He needs revitalizing each morning with fresh hearts still pumping blood. Best stick to orange juice.

But he wasn’t always so demanding. In fact he started off as the lowly non-entity NANAUTZIN, and only got to his present position through good luck and fortitude. The leap from Scabby God of Nothing to Sun God of Everything went straight to his head and he refused to move unless all the other Gods sacrificed themselves to him.

TLAHUIZCALPANTECUHTLI the Dawn God was so insulted by this arrogance that he fired an arrow at him. But he missed. TONATIUH fired back and turned TLAHUIZCALPANTECUHTLI to stone.

TONATIUH FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TONATIUH
Location : Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Sun
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : GOOD, quite approachable
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 8646

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Article last updated on 18 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "TONATIUH: God of the Sun from Aztec mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 25 July 2014.

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