maker of light


Light. Warmth. Power.

I look up Aztec sun god, there are numerous ones. Briefly, the mythology identifies 5 suns each one representing one of the 5 ages.
Tezcatlipoca (smoking mirror) was the first god to be a sun.
His replacement is Quetzalcoatl (feathered serpent), who becomes the next sun.
Tlaloc,  god of rain,  follows.
Then comes the Aztec sun goddess – Tlaloc’s sister, Chalchiuhtlicue. She is chosen next ruler of the sky.
Nanauatl the humble god, is the final Aztec sun god.  He is given the name Tonatuih.  It is Tonatuih’s face that many believe to be on the Aztec calendar stone.
And depending on which version of the story you read, the god Ehecatl (the god of wind) is also one of the sun gods.

unsol2Continue into Mayan mythology where Kinich Ahau is the sun god. He is the patron god of the city Itzamal and is said to visit the city at noon everday. Kinich Ahau  wears the symbol of Kin, a Mayan day. Kinich Ahau is also know by the name Ah Xoc Kin, associated with poetry and music.

In Greek mythology the sun is personified as Helios.  Helios is depicted as a handsome god crowned with the shining aureole of the sun, who drives the chariot of the sun across the sky each day, circling the earth. In time Helios is identified with the god of light, Apollo.
The equivalent of Helios in Roman mythology is Sol, specifically Sol Invictus, also known as the unconquered sun.
Egyptian mythology introduces us to Ra (or Re),the sun god. He is the supreme power in the universe. The giver of life.
In Hinduism, Surya is the chief solar deity. Surya refers to the Sun, in general. Surya has hair and arms of gold. Surya drives through the heaven in his triumphal chariot harnessed by seven horses or one horse with seven heads  He presides over “Surya-waar” or Sunday. Surya Namaskara is a yogic sun salutation.

My research finds numerous mythologies, numerous sun gods.

Then I come across Awonawilona of Pueblo Indian mythology.  The One Who Contains Everything. Before the creation there was only Awonawilona; all else was darkness and emptiness.  Awonawilona created everything from himself and taking form became the maker of light, the Sun.

I find what I am looking for…Maker of the Light becomes him.


2 thoughts on “maker of light

  1. I barely touched on the info…could have gone on and on….


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