Xipetotec

Central American - An Aztec flayed god of agriculture, fortune, metallurgists and spring. Offspring of Ometeotl and Ometecuhtli. In one aspect he brought food to man by allowing himself to be skinned alive; in another he is responsible for many of the diseases that afflict mankind. He is regarded as an aspectof Tezcatlipoca, Nanahuatl or Quetzalcoatl. He could be envisaged in any one of three different forms: a spoonbill, a blue continga or a tiger, representing heaven, earth and hell or fire, earth and water, but was most often depicted as a red god carrying a round shield. At times, called Xipetotec, Tezcatlipoca, Tezcatlipoca, Camaxtli, Chac, Cocijo, Fiery Mirror, Moyocoatzin, Moyocoyan, Onachihuitonatiuh, Smoking Mirror, Teimatini, Tescatlipoca, Texcatzoncatl, Tezcatepuca, Tlamatzsincatl, Yoamaxtli, Chalchihuitotolin, Huitzilopochtli, Itzlacoliuhque, Itzli, Mixcoatl-Camaxtli, Moneneque, Nezahuapilli, Omacatl, Quetzalcoatl, Telpochtli, Tepeyollotl, Titlac(ah)uan, Tlaloc, Tonatiuh, Tree of Mirrors, Yaotl, Yoalli Ehecatl, Yaotlinecoc, Yaotzin, Mayan Chac, Mixtec Tzahui, Totanac Tajin, Zapotec Cocijo, Moquequelsa, Pantecatle, Tequiua, Teyocoyani, Touyo, Xipe, Xipe, Xipe Totec, Xipe Totec, Red Tezcatlipoca, Red Tezcatlipoca, Xipe (Totec) or Xipe (Totec).

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