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Full Moon Paddle
March 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Since the days of the ancients, the residents of Mexico have gazed at the moon and have studied the profile form of a great rabbit. Aztec legends of the creation of mythology’s second and fifth sun gods Nanahuatzin and Tecciztecatl relate how they became the sun and moon. The story tells of the brave and noble sacrifice of Nanahuatzin during the creation of the fifth sun. Humble Nanahuatzin easily and willingly sacrificed himself in fire to become the new sun.
The wealthy Tecciztecatl, proud and ambitious, is consumed by fear until after hesitating four times, pride forces him to follow Nanahuatzin’s example by jumping into a vast pyre. Both rise as suns, but due to Tecciztecatl’s cowardice, the gods felt that the moon should not be as bright as the sun, so one of the gods threw a rabbit at his face to diminish his light. Some versions of this story tell that Tecciztecatl was in the form of a rabbit when he sacrificed himself and so forever casts the shadow of a rabbit across the night’s dimmer “sun.”
Whatever mythology you choose, you will enjoy these casual night-time paddles where we wait for the rising of the moon and paddle about by its light! Take a flashlight and extra clothing as the temperatures drop with the sunset. Sign up early as space is limited.Kayak 200 pesos. Click here to reserve a spot and let us know how many people there will be.