The legend of the Five Suns is an Aztec creation myth that states that world went through different ages or "Suns" that ended in catastrophic events.
The Cycle of DestructionEdit
The previous Suns are as follows:
The first Sun was inhabited by giants who were eventually driven to extinction by jaguars. The world was then destroyed.
The second Sun's inhabitants were transformed into monkeys, and the world was destroyed by storms.
The world was destroyed by rain of fire. The survivors became birds.
The world was destroyed in a great flood. The inhabitants transformed into fish to survive.
The present Sun. Humans are the inhabitants. The world will be destroyed by earthquakes.
The Crystal SkullsEdit
Quetzalcoatl, growing tired of the conflict with the other gods that results in the destruction of the world, created the Crystal Skulls with the express purpose of subduing the earth monster Cipactli, and ensure that the beast will not destroy the Fifth Sun with her earthquakes.