"As if the darkness had a soul itself that was the sun’s assassin hurrying to the west as once men did believe, as they may believe again"
15th century Aztec Sun Stone sculpture
Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike15th century Aztec Sun Stone sculpture - Credit: Ancheta Wis

Reverance towards the sun and an instinctual fear of darkness has probably been with us since the dawn of man. Myths relating to the sun are a feature of almost every human civilization on record.

The Aztecs famously sacrificed thousands of human victims in the belief that their Sun God Huitzilopōchtli required a constant supply of blood to replenish the energy he spent throughout his continual battle with the darkness.