Aztec Sickness God/dess
Also known as Nana, Nanahuatl, Nanahuatzin, Nanauatzin
God (or occasionally Goddess) of Humble Bravery
Known as The Scabby One, he was weak, diseased and cringy. But his modest courage led to the ultimate promotion as reward for his fortitude.
Nanautzin started out as the smallest and ugliest of the Gods, but when the vacancy of Sun became available, he leapt at the chance to improve his lot. Dressed in humble reeds, he turned up at the interview to discover only one other candidate had applied for the job. Possibly because the winning applicant was required to undergo sacrificial death in the Godly Bonfire.
Oh well, he thought, what have I got to lose? He’d only been invited to attend because he’d done good works and given maize to humans.
His rival was the smartly-dressed and terribly arrogant Tecciztecatl. But as soon as the fire was lit, Tecciztecatl chickened out, leaving the courageous Nanautzin to jump into the flames and become the glorious sun.
Thereafter he was known as Tonatiuh and became quite arrogant himself...
Nanautzin Facts and Figures
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Nana, Nanahuatl, Nanahuatzin, Nanauatzin
Gender: Male and female
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
In charge of: Disease & Sickness
Area of expertise: Disease, Sickness, Illness
Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 9930
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Article last revised on April 09, 2019 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.