> Symptom: Latin America Contemporary Photography
Juan Brenner, Guatemala
In Aztec mythology, Tonatiuh was the sun god. The Aztec people considered him the leader of Tollan, heaven and was also known as the fifth sun because they believed that he was the sun that took over when the fourth sun was expelled from the sky. According to some accounts, when Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado arrived in Mexico, he was mistaken for Tonatiuh because of his blond hair and red beard, which aided his taking over the Aztec empire and, subsequently, much of Central America including Guatemala (where he was governor), Honduras and El Salvador.