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Cipactli

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Many ancient civilizations believe that only water was present at the beginning, and that Earth came about through direct actions of large creature. Ancient Native Americans, Chinese, and Hindus all thought Earth was form on, or at least rest on, back of enormous creature. Aztecs of Mexico hold a similar belief: that Earth was created by the destruction of a large sea demon, created by and known by gods as Cipactli. According to Aztec mythology, there were initially four gods that represented four cardinal directions: Huitzilopochtli, Tezcatlipoca, Xipe Totec, and Quetzalcoatl, who were thought to represent North, South, East and West. These gods first created water and other gods, as well as Cipactli. Cipactli was described in many fashions: crocodile with toad and fish characteristics, sea demon or monster. Regardless of description, Aztecs consider this asexual sea monster source of cosmos. Cipactlis appetite was insatiable, and each joint of the creature bore mouth. As gods begin the process of creation, they soon realize that their other creations would fall into void and be devoured by demon, so they decide to destroy Cipactli. Tezcatlipoca lure monster in and lose foot to its insatiable appetite before gods were able to defeat it. Cipactli put up a fight, but in the end, gods prevail. They pull Cipactlis body in four directions and freed the universe from its body. Then Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl create heavens and Earth and everything therein from Cipactlis body. Creatures ' heads become thirteen heavens, their tail underworld, its midsection Earth, and so on. Again, here we find another creation myth that center on unusual beingcreated by gods in the midst of nothingnessfrom which all life erupts. Could this be another way of narrating a struggle between foreign beings from the sky, aka extra-terrestrial? Could this struggle, possibly, have lead to human invention? If so, is it possible that this intervention is ongoing, given advances of technology and consciousness that we are currently experiencing?

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