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|Other gods grew jealous of
the Sun God; some reproached her for giving fire to humans --
|for they did not
always use it wisely.
||for they did not
take care of it.
||for they had
no idea what to do with it.
|Tezcatlipoca, began to torment the gentle
copper Sun while she was resting in the gloom.
|She took no
notice of him and continued her rest.
||She became angry
and told him that he was foolish.
||She burst into tears and her
light went out.
|But the Earth was still plunged into
utter gloom; it had no dawn, no dusk, no sunlit days.
|Rain poured down
from the skies and flooded the valleys.
||The Sun shone
and made the rain fall once again.
||The waters of
the Earth could not be drunk
|Then two Gods volunteered to sacrifice
themselves so that a new fifth sun could be created.
threw herself into the fire eagerly.
threw himself into the fire eagerly.
|Little Nana took her seat upon a
throne of billowing clouds. She had golden shining tresses strung with pearls and precious
shell, shimmering in the mists of dawn; her lips were brightest scarlet. The gods
|never was the
daylight so bright,,,
|never was the
evening so beautiful.
||never was the
dawn so beautiful.
|The gods were angry with the feeble Moon
and one flung a rabbit at him - the nearest thing at hand. The rabbit flew straight and
true, striking the Moon full in the face.
lives there still.
||The rabbit's flying feet mark
the craters of the moon.
was not too pleased!