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Tezcatlipoca (Aztec deity)

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    • Tezcatlipoca (Toltec deity)
    • Telpochtli (Aztec deity)
    • Yaotl (Aztec deity)
    • Yoalli Ehécatl (Aztec deity)
    • Tezcatlepoca (Aztec deity)
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    • Descriptor

        Aztec deity
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        Toltec deity
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    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Mexico
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Guatemala
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  • Sources

    • found: The dead one, 2008:end credits (Tezcatlipoca (voice), Alfonso Arau)
    • found: Barjau, Luis. Tezcatlipoca, 1991.
    • found: Wikipedia, 7 April 2014(Tezcatlipoca; central deity in Aztec religion, and his main festival was the Toxcatl ceremony celebrated in the month of May. One of the four sons of Ometeotl, he is associated with a wide range of concepts, including the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war and strife. His name in the Nahuatl language is often translated as "Smoking Mirror" and alludes to his connection to obsidian, the material from which mirrors were made in Mesoamerica and which was used for shamanic rituals)
    • found: Ancient history encyclopedia website, June 28, 2016(Tezcatlipoca (pron. Tez-ca-tli-po-ca) or 'Smoking Mirror' in Nahuatl was one of the most important gods in Postclassical Mesoamerican culture and a particularly important deity for the Toltecs (from the 10th century CE) and later, for the Aztecs, most especially at Texcoco. Often considered as the supreme god he took on a bewildering array of names and manifestations depending on where and by whom he was worshipped)
    • found:, June 28, 2016(Tezcatlipoca; Aztec god; Alternate titles: Hurakan, Telpochtli, Yaotl, Yoalli Ehécatl; Tezcatlipoca, (Nahuatl: "Smoking Mirror") god of the Great Bear constellation and of the night sky, one of the major deities of the Aztec pantheon. Tezcatlipoca's cult was brought to central Mexico by the Toltecs, Nahua-speaking warriors from the north, about the end of the 10th century AD; The post-Classic (after AD 900) Maya-Quiché people of Guatemala revered him as a lightning god under the name Hurakan ("One Foot"))
    • found: Mexico : the country, history, and people, 1863, viewed via Google books, June 28, 2016:page 55 (Tezcatlepoca)
  • Change Notes

    • 2016-06-28: new
    • 2017-05-26: revised
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