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Tepeyollotl

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Tepeyollotl, Heart of the Mountain, the Jaguar of Night, lord of the animals, darkened caves, echoes and earthquakes. Tepeyollotl is a variant of Tezcatlipoca the Smoking Mirror. The spots on his coat represent the stars in the sky. He's the nahual (sort of a spiritual-animal, related to personality and spirit of one) form of Tezcatlipoca, god of black magick, divination and often associated with trickery and transformation. He might also be compared to the form in which Tezcatlipoca used to finish the First Sun Era, by devouring the Sun.

In the Mexica calendar, Tepeyollotl rules over both the third day, Calli (house), and the third trecena, 1-Mazatli (deer). He is the Lord of the Night number eight. This illustration was made to be featured in a playing cards game featuring Mexica Cosmology. In this game (Teteoh Amapatoliztli) he's the Jack-Knave of the Ocelotl (Jaguar) suit.
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Rufina-Tomoyo's avatar
I liked the aspect of were-jaguar and the details on him.