Tloquenahuaque

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In Aztec mythology, Tloquenahuaque, Tloque Nahuaque (Nahuatl pronunciation: [ˈt͡ɬoːkeʔ naːˈwakeʔ]) or Tloque Naoaque ("Lord of the Near and the Nigh") was one of the epithets of Tezcatlipoca.[1][2] Miguel Leon Portilla argues that Tloque Nahuaque was also used as an epithet of Ometeotl, the hypothetical duality creator God of the Aztecs.[3]

Alonso de Molina's Nahuatl-Spanish dictionary, published in 1571, defines "Tloque Nauaque" as, "next to whom is the being of all things, conserving them and sustaining them". The original Spanish is "cabe quien esta el ser de todas las cosas, conservándolas y sustentándolas".

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ For a summary of Tezcatlipocas epithets and their siginificance see Olivier (2003) Chapter 1.
  2. ^ Tezcatlipoca en el mundo náhuatl. Doris Heyden. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México [1]
  3. ^ Leon-Portilla 1999

References[edit]

  • Olivier, Guilhem (2003). Mockeries and Metamorphoses of an Aztec God: Tezcatlipoca, "Lord of the Smoking Mirror". Michel Besson (trans.). University Press of Colorado. ISBN 0-87081-745-0. 
  • León-Portilla, Miguel (1999). "Ometeotl, el supremo dios dual, Ometetl "Dios Principal",". Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl. 30. 
  • de Molina, Alonso (1571). Vocabulario en Lengua Castellana y Mexicana. p. 148.