For frosted window panes, crunchy leaves and seasonal affective disorder, we can thank Itztlacoliuhqui
For frosted window panes, crunchy leaves and seasonal affective disorder, we can thank Itztlacoliuhqui, the Aztec god of frost, ice, cold, winter, punishment and good ol’ human misery. He also represents matter in a lifeless state (i.e. you after the Christmas holidays).With a name that means “Curved Obsidian Blade”, a dark side is to be expected. But he wasn’t always this way. According to the Aztec myth of creation, the sun god (Tonatiuh) demanded sacrifice from the other gods. If they didn’t obey, he wouldn’t move.
Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli, The god of dawn and the planet Venus, was triggered by this. So, he shot an arrow at the sun - but it missed, and the sun retaliated with his own arrow which went straight through Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli’s head, turning him into Itztlacoliuhqui.