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TEZCATLIPOCA

Picture of the Aztec Night-time God TEZCATLIPOCA from our Aztec mythology image library. Illustration by Chas Saunders.

Aztec Night-time God

Also known as OMACATL, TEZCALIPOCA, TITLACAUAN

All-important God of Night, Death and Temptation

He carries a smoking mirror which bewilders enemies and confuses the issues but is happiest when leading people down the garden path to evil.

Despite being a nasty piece of work, and a rival of his brother QUETZALCOATL, he’s a handsome chap who once seduced the beautiful XOCHIQUETZAL. But he’s a real whiz at shape-changing (often turning into MIXCOATL) and appears most often as a jaguar. If you are into worshipping jaguars, best stick with the E-type.

TEZCATLIPOCA FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : TEZCATLIPOCA
Location : Aztec Mexico
Gender : Male
Type : deity
In charge of : the Night
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating : BAD, best avoided
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : OMACATL, TEZCALIPOCA, TITLACAUAN
Popularity index : 18089

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Article last updated on 31 October 2013 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

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