Nanahuatl was a god with sores all over his body. He was a gentle God who genuinely cared about everyone. Nanahuatl is frequently represented as a divinity rising from the ashes. When the gods needed a fifth sun, they chose Nanahuatl and Tonatiuh as the moon and sun, respectively. The gods made Nanahuatl the sun because he offered a blood sacrifice to the gods and did penance before submitting himself to the flame to become the moon.