Central American - A warrior of Tlascala. He was captured on the battlefield and brought before the Aztec king, Montezuma, who was so impressed with the young man's prowess that he offered him his freedom. When he refused, asking to be sacrificed to the gods, the king put him in charge of a force which defeated the Tarascans. Again the king offered him his liberty and again Tlalhuicole refused. This time the king granted his wish and the Tlascalan was chained to the temalacatl (a commemorative stone) and faced combat with the best of Montezuma's warriors. After killing eight and wounding many others he was finally overcome and hauled to the teocalli (sacred pyramid) where his heart was torn out by the priest. In some lore, occasionally referred to as Tlalhuicole.

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