An Illustrated Guide to the World’s Creation Myths
Each culture has its own version of how the universe began. Artist Noah MacMillan brings this “visual vocabulary” to life
- By Leah Binkovitz
- Smithsonian magazine, February 2013
Here, MacMillan depicts the Aztec sun and war god, Huitzilopochtli, who killed his rival sister and many of his 400 siblings, using a flaming serpent as his weapon. Huitzilopochtli is known for leading the Aztecs into the Valley of Mexico.