Tezcatlipoca


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Tezcatlipoca

(tĕskätlēpō`kä), ancient deity of the ToltecToltec
, ancient civilization of Mexico. The name in Nahuatl means "master builders." The Toltec formed a warrior aristocracy that gained ascendancy in the Valley of Mexico c.A.D. 900 after the fall of Teotihuacán.
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 in Mexico. Identified with the night sky, the moon, and the stars, and associated with the forces of evil and destruction, Tezcatlipoca shared dominion over humanity with QuetzalcoatlQuetzalcoatl
[Nahuatl,=feathered serpent], ancient deity and legendary ruler of the Toltec in Mexico. The name is also that of a Toltec ruler, who is credited with the discovery of corn, the arts, science, and the calendar.
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, the god of light and good. Of the various legends surrounding their continual feud, one of the most important tells of Quetzalcoatl's expulsion from TulaTula
, ancient city in the present state of Hidalgo, central Mexico. It was one of the chief urban centers of the Toltec. The city is believed to be Tollán, the legendary Toltec capital mentioned in a number of postconquest sources, including Bernardino de
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, the Toltec capital.

Tezcatlipoca

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Tezcatlipoca, asteroid 1,980 (the 1,980th asteroid to be discovered, on June 19, 1950), is approximately 6.2 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 2.2 years. Tezcatlipoca was named after the dark god of Aztec mythology. J. Lee Lehman associates it with the dark side of life. Jacob Schwartz gives this asteroid’s astrological significance as “the god of darkness, the anti-hero, those who take without giving.”

Sources:

Kowal, Charles T. Asteroids: Their Nature and Utilization. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Ellis Horwood Limited, 1988.
Lehman, J. Lee. The Ultimate Asteroid Book. West Chester, PA: Whitford Press, 1988.
Schwartz, Jacob. Asteroid Name Encyclopedia. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 1995.
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Obviamente, esta risa que deviene de la dimension creativa opuesta a la dimension destructiva de Tezcatlipoca, libera y exime a quien participa de ella--al igual que la risa cuando significa deleite sexual--transitoriamente, de las amarguras, pesares y pesadumbres, de las angustias de la existencia.
10) "Sin embargo, ya Barraquer habia puesto el ojo de Osiris en su edificio y no hubo vuelta de hoja: Tezcatlipoca nos miraria entrar a la clinica" (Villoro, El disparo 43).
Como se colige de la descripcion del ritual que dieron los informantes de Sahagun, la primera parte evocaba los hechos mitologicos en los cuales Tezcatlipoca, despues de haber encerrado a Tota y Nene en el tronco de un ahuehuete que estuvo flotando durante 52 anos sobre las aguas diluviales (como si fuera el Arca de Noe), salieron del arbol y asaron peces en cenizas.
La iconografia azteca revela a un Tezcatlipoca a quien Cipactli, el cocodrilo que simboliza la tierra, le ha arrancado sin piedad uno de sus pies.
Me limito a senalar que ya en el trono, aliado con el institucional Tezcatlipoca, ademas de hacer guerras con crimenes de lesa humanidad incluidos, Huemac protagonizo dos historias curiosas que abrevio en seguida.
Cuando se va alla a Chalma, a danzarle al Santo nino de Atocha, a quien se le danza es a Tezcatlipoca azul que no es mas que la fuerza de voluntad.
And on the left, a more natural landscape is dotted with an Aztec temple and ruins of pre-Hispanic artifacts, which are presided over by dueling gods: the white god Huitzilopochtli and his opponent Tezcatlipoca, represented by the sun and moon (Kettenmann 29-30).
Segun Miguel Leon-Portilla, Coyoacan estaba consagrada al dios Tezcatlipoca, cuyo nagual era precisamente un coyote.
We learn practical tips on using the Big Dipper to locate the North Star, but we are also told that where Americans see the Big Dipper, the British see a Plough, the Inuit see a Caribou, and the Aztecs saw the destructive god Tezcatlipoca, a trickster who disguised himself to lead the virtuous astray.
Daniels noted that this design likely represents the Mesoamerican legend wherein the jaguar god Tezcatlipoca battled the plumed rattlesnake god Quetzalcoatl.
Habia otra diosa llamada Matlalcueye atribuida a las hechiceras y adivinas, con esta caso Tlaloc despues que Tezcatlipoca le hurto a Xochiquetzal, su mujer.
Interpretacion del Codice Fejervary-Mayer (El libro de Tezcatlipoca, senor del tiempo).