Tepoztecatl  

Posted by Stella Clark

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In Aztec mythology, Tepoztecatl (or Tezcatzontecatl) was the god of pulque, of drunkenness and fertility. He is a consorts of Mayahuel, who is a mask-avatar of Xochiquetzal.According to the myth, Tepoztecatl was one of the four hundred children of Mayahuel and the god Pantecatl. As a deity of pulque, Tepoztecatl was associated with fertility cults and belong to the Tlaloque (see Tlaloc).In the Tepozteco mountain is the Tepozteco archaeological site, named after Tepoztecatl. The site was, thus, a sacred place for pilgrims from as far as Chiapas and Guatemala. This site has a monument for Tepoztecatl, called the Tepozteco House, a pyramid built on a platform 9.5 meters high.

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