According to a Huichol myth, the Sun created earthly beings with his saliva, which appeared in the shape of red foam on the surface of the ocean's waves." "New things are born from "hearts" or essences, which the Huichol see in the red sea foam that flowed from Our Father the Sun ... . The Sun itself has a "heart" that is its forerunner. It adopts the shape of a bird, the tau kúkai. The bird came out of the underworld and placed a cross on the ocean. Father Sun was born, climbed up the cross, ... in this way killing the world's darkness with his blows".
Tatéi Wérika ... associated with the Sun and often depicted as a two-headed eagle
The Huichol Center
for Cultural Survival and Traditional Arts
801 2nd Ave., Suite 1400
Seattle WA 98105
· 10 years ago