posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 11:46 AM
Thanx for reminding me, the Aztecs have a wierd calendar and they believe the world will be destroyed 5 times...
There are five Suns, representing the five epochs, or five creations of the world. Each creation is called a “Sun” because the Aztecs believed that it
was the movement of the sun that maintained human life. The first sun is the Jaguar Sun, Ocelotonatjuh. During this age, jaguars or wild animals
ended the world. The next sun is the Wind Sun, Ehacatonatiuh. During this age, the human race was destroyed by hurricanes. The third sun, the Fire
Sun, or Quiauhtonatiuh, destroyed everything in a rain of fire and lava (volcano eruption). The fourth sun is the Water Sun, Antonatiuh. During this
fourth age, storms and rain covered the earth. These four epochs were the Aztecs’ explanation for the universe’s cosmology before the emergence of
humans from the fifth world: pre-columbian peoples such as the Olmecs, Mayans, Toltecs and Aztecs. The Aztecs believed they were living in the fifth
and final world. This final age is represented on the Calendar by Tonatiuh, the Aztec Sun God.
I did some research on the Aztecs in high school, that's why I was interested in Quetzalcoatl on the Cryptozoology forum:
That's a possibility if your into Latin American history/religion.