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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Paralleling Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca's fight for supremacy in ancient Mesoamerican, Zapata and Villalobos engage in a struggle to acquire a recently discovered Mexica manuscript and thereby to assert control over the knowledge of Mexico's past.