Tezcatlipoca


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Tez·cat·li·po·ca

 (tĕs-kät′lĭ-pō′kä)
n. Mythology
The Toltec and Aztec god of darkness and discord, sometimes represented as a jaguar, who was worshiped as co-creator of the world along with his adversary Quetzalcoatl.
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8) In May, they will join with several thousand Aztec dancers in Chalma, Mexico's second most important spiritual center after the Basilica of Virgin of Guadalupe, to celebrate Pentecost with el Senor de Chalma, the Black Christ of the cave-sanctuary once dedicated to Tezcatlipoca, the God of Darkness.
Daniels noted that this design likely represents the Mesoamerican legend wherein the jaguar god Tezcatlipoca battled the plumed rattlesnake god Quetzalcoatl.
For this reason, engaging students in the epistemological practice of Tezcatlipoca is vital.
A Mosaic Skull of Tezcatlipoca, the god of war and sorcery, made with a real human skull, at the British Museum's exhibition Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler
Among the titles are Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, Maria the ash girl, Francisco Trujillo and Billy the Kid, Princess Papantzin's resurrection, the accursed bell, and the witch deer.
Another article explores the similarities between youth sacrificed, representing the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca, and medieval and Renaissance images of the crucified Jesus Christ.
Sculptures of individual warriors and carvings of processions of warriors began to appear on altars, as well as images of the god of death, Tezcatlipoca, and scenes of hearts being ripped out in sacrifice.
You must travel at random," Tezcatlipoca supposedly told Robert Smithson in 1969 (reported in "Incidents of Mirror-Travel in the Yucatan").
A Maya creation myth tells of God, Quetzalcoatl, and his companion, Tezcatlipoca, imposing order on the original chaos and trying to hold up the heavens.
These were all epithets for Tloque Nahuaque, the Unknown God, who was also the Creator, Quetzalcoatl, the "white" Tezcatlipoca.
Most of the heroes of ancient civilizations have made this journey: the giant Gilgamesh, seeking the flower of immortality; Orpheus, for the love of Eurydice; or Quetzalcoatl, the god of Tula, sacrificed by his celestial enemy Tezcatlipoca and reborn at the end of each century in the form of a morning star.
A new carved pillar segment from Pyramid B bears images of Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, resembling those of later Aztec kings but suggesting that Toltec iconography already encodes these pervasive Mesoamerican narratives.