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Title Tezcatlipoca : trickster and supreme deity / edited by Elizabeth Baquedano
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xi, 239 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Contributors -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Symbolizing Tezcatlipoca -- 1. The Archaeology of Tezcatlipoca -- 2. Iconographic Characteristics of Tezcatlipoca in the Representations of Central Mexico -- 3. Enemy Brothers or Divine Twins? -- 4. Tezcatlipoca and Huitzilopochtli -- 5. Tezcatlipoca as a Warrior -- 6. Gender Ambiguity and the Toxcatl Sacrifice -- 7. The Maya Lord of the Smoking Mirror -- References -- Index
Summary "Tezcatlipoca: Trickster and Supreme Deity brings archaeological evidence into the body of scholarship on "the lord of the smoking mirror," one of the most important Aztec deities. While iconographic and textual resources from sixteenth-century chroniclers and codices have contributed greatly to the understanding of Aztec religious beliefs and practices, contributors to this volume demonstrate the diverse ways material evidence expands on these traditional sources. The interlocking complexities of Tezcatlipoca's nature, multiple roles, and metaphorical attributes illustrate the extent to which his influence penetrated Aztec belief and social action across all levels of late Postclassic central Mexican culture. Tezcatlipoca examines the results of archaeological investigations--objects like obsidian mirrors, gold, bells, public stone monuments, and even a mosaic skull--and reveals new insights into the supreme deity of the Aztec pantheon and his role in Aztec culture"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-230) and index
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Subject Tezcatlipoca (Aztec deity)
SUBJECT Tezcatlipoca (Aztec deity) fast
Subject Aztecs -- Religion.
Aztec mythology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Archaeology.
BODY, MIND & SPIRIT -- Spirituality -- Paganism & Neo-Paganism.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Aztec mythology
Aztecs -- Religion
Form Electronic book
Author Baquedano, Elizabeth, editor.
ISBN 9781607322887