Piedra del Sol Picture

Piedra del Sol (Aztec Sun Stone)
The Aztecs believed they were living in the fifth and last creation of the world. They called each creation a sun, because movement of the sun maintained human life. It was during the reign of the sixth Aztec monarch in 1479 that the Aztec Sun Stone was carved and dedicated to the principal deity: the sun. The stone has both mythological and astronomical significance. Clay suns are still made in Mexico in a place called Metepec by the Nahua Indians, who are descendants of the Aztecs.

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