Central American - A malevolent god of the Aztecs. An aspect of Tezcatlipoca as guardian of the north. As part of his everlasting struggle with Quetzalcoatl, Tezcatlipoca, as Titlachuan, took the form of a physician and offered to cure his rival of the sickness caused by the demons that harassed Quetzalcoatl. The cure consisted of getting him drunk on wine and, in that sorry state, Quetzalcoatl seduced a girl (his sister, in some accounts) and, having been guilty of drinking and seduction, Quetzalcoatl was banished. He or Tezcatlipoca warned Nata and Nena of the impending flood. Occasionally referred to as Titlachuan, Black Tezcatlipoca, Black Tezcatlipoca, Titlachahuan or Titlachahuan.

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