The origins of the Tēteoh are blurry. According to ancient myths, they were sired by the primeval god and goddess Ometecuhtli (or "Tonacetecuhtli") and Omecíhuatl (or "Tonacacihuatl"), collectively known as the androgynous Ometeotl). It is unclear if they originated on Earth, their realm Topán, the Floating World or in another dimension linked to Topán, although it seems Tezcatlipoca, god of war, and his brother Quetzalcoatl, god of sky, were indeed born on Topán.
Ruler of the Tēteoh under First Sun
Tezcatlipoca, god of war, was chosen by his parents to rule the Tēteoh under the First Sun. He populated his world with a race of powerful yet primitive and warlike giants. His rival Quetzalcoatl put his reign to an end when he send jaguars to kill the giants.
Second, Third and Fourth Suns
Chalchiuhtlique, goddess of water, was then chosen to ruler under the Fourth Sun, but the rival brothers kept on fighting, causing the end of the world in a cataclysmic flood. Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca descended from Topán and witnessed the endless primordial ocean remaining after the flood, inhabited by the gigantic crocodilian monster Cipactli who devored any life that approached her.
Joint Ruler of Tēteoh under the Fifth Sun
Realizing life couldn't exist as long as the monster lived, they set aside their rivalry to join forces in order to slay Cipactli, Quetzacoatl immobilizing it while Tezcatlipoca (who lost his left foot in the battle) delivered the killing. Using her remains to create the world of the Fifth Sun, which they agreed to rule jointly.
Quetzalcoatl then accompanied his brother Xolotl to the netherworld realm of Mictlan of the death god Mictlantecuhtli, to steal the bones of the previous worlds' inhabitants and, on Earth, collaborated with Gaea to create a new race of mortals from the bones of the previous races.
Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca may have been worshipped as early as 10,000 BC, but the Tēteoh as a whole were worshiped from the 6th to the 16th centuries by the Aztec ethnic group and other Nahuatl-speaking people of central Mexico.
Despite their joint leadership, the brothers' rivalry didn't ended as Tezacatlipoca, feared by his worshipers as a god of conflict, vengeance and destruction, was jealous of his brother, praised as a benevolent god of knowledge and prosperity.
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Quezalcoatl possessess the conventional superhuman physical attributes of an Aztec god, but with an enhanced strength enabling him to press about 100 tons.
Tezcatlipoca has extensive abilities to tap into and manipulate mystical energies of an unknown nature. He is possibly equal to Seth or Hades in power, enabling him to manipulate energy, cross dimensions and to alter his form and appearance. In line with his powers, he rewards righteous men, but makes evil men ill though a variety of means, though usually through disease. He can be invisible and impalpable, and bestow on mankind the gifts of intelligence and understanding. With a single glance, he can pierce stones and trees and even the hearts of mortals so that he can read mankind's innermost thoughts. With a single thought, he can create or destroy. He can travel between dimensions, such as from Xibalba to Earth and descend on a strand of gossamer resembling a spider web. He can also transform into animals, usually an ocelot or jaguar.
He is an expert in most of forms of armed and unarmed combat.
Tezcatlipoca has an enhanced strength enabling him to press about 100 tons.
His left foot was replaced by an enchanted obsidian mirror which enables him to communicate with others over long distances.
Tezcatlipoca has a mystical smoking mirror which reflected the true natures of anyone who looked in it.
His favorite weapon is a mystical tepoztopilli, a large pole-arm tipped with a razor-sharp obsidian blade that can pierce nearly any substance.
The general populace of Earth is unaware of Tezcatlipoca except as a mythological character.
- 8 Appearances of Tezcatlipoca (Earth-616)
- Minor Appearances of Tezcatlipoca (Earth-616)
- Media Tezcatlipoca (Earth-616) was Mentioned in
- 1 Images featuring Tezcatlipoca (Earth-616)
- Quotations by or about Tezcatlipoca (Earth-616)
- Character Gallery: Tezcatlipoca (Earth-616)
- Tezcatlipoca at the Appendix to the Marvel Universe
- Tezcatlipoca at the Guide to the Mythological Universe
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Tezcatlipoca's entry
- ↑ Incredible Hercules #117
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Tēteoh's entry
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Quetzalcoatl's entry
- ↑ Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1; Ahau's entry
- ↑ Thor & Hercules: Encyclopaedia Mythologica #1
- ↑ Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z hardcover Vol. 12
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