Tonacatecuhtli

Central American - The primaeval male principle of the Aztecs. Father of Camaxtli, Huitzilopochtli, Izinteotl, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca, some say. It is said that he combined with Tonacacihuatl to create life on earth and, in some accounts, is identified with Ometicuhtli. He drove four roads through the middle of the earth to drain away the waters of the flood which brought the fourth age of the world to an end. This deity lived in the highest of the thirteen Aztec heavens or alternatively in Ilhuicatl Yayauhcan, the sixth. Also known as Tonacatecuhtli, Lord Nourishment, Lord Nourishment, Lord of Our Flesh, Lord of Our Flesh, Ometecuhtli, Tonacateot, Tonacateot, Chicomexochtli, Chicomexochtli, Seven Flowers, Tonacateotl or Tonacateotl.

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