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Jaguar with an obsidian mirror? Who could this be?

 

Tezcatlipoca

(English pronunciation: /tɛskɑːtliˈpɒkə/, Classical Nahuatl: Tezcatlipōca [teskatɬiˈpoːka]) was a central deity in Aztec religion, and his main festival was the Toxcatl ceremony celebrated in the month of May. One of the four sons of Ometeotl, he is associated with a wide range of concepts, including the night sky, the night winds, hurricanes, the north, the earth, obsidian, enmity, discord, rulership, divination, temptation, jaguars, sorcery, beauty, war and strife. His name in the Nahuatl language is often translated as “Smoking Mirror” and alludes to his connection to obsidian, the material from which mirrors were made in Mesoamerica and which was used for shamanic rituals.

“Ken Matoka?”

Ken Motoka? – what is your name?

 

TOMACHIZOA

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Here is another cool resource for Nahuatl phrases.