Central American - An Aztec culture-hero. Husband of Nena. He and Nena were saved from the flood when Tezcatlipoca (or Titlacahuan, some say) warned them of its coming and told them to build a boat. Another version says that they made a hole in a tree and survived by hiding in it. However, they had been told to eat only one ear of maize and, when they ignored this injunction and ate a fish as well, they were both turned into dogs. Sometimes identified as Nata, Tata, Tata or Xiuhtecuhtli.

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