Friday, February 6, 2015

TLOQUENAHUAQUE/TEZCATLIPOCA/IPALNEMOAN (NYARLATHOTEP)

TLOQUENAHUAQUE/TEZCATLIPOCA/IPALNEMOAN (NYARLATHOTEP)
'“Iä! Iä! Tloquenahuaque, Thou Who Art All In Thyself!  
Thou too, Ipalnemoan, By Whom We Live!"'
 H.P. Lovecraft & Adolphe de Castro, The Electric Executioner

"The figure's robes and ornaments mark it as an ahua, or godking, but the Maya never drew or depicted figures with multiple arms. The two headed snake is the double-headed serpent bar, borne by Mayan kinds as a symbol of their authority. The blood-red tentacle in place of a head is very unconventional, but seems likely to be a blood scroll (a symbolic representation of a stream of blood), implying that this is a decapitated captive king."

"Then he was a tall, limping man, with bright plumed headdress and a shining black mirror at his ankle. The Crawling Chaos said that in this mask he did rule at Tenoshititlan, and did drink the blood of thousands spilled to vilify him."
Sam Johnson, A Resection Of Time


"In some cases, the highest source of life seems to transcend the polytheistic pantheon, and it can be addressed with singular or dual names: One striking name is Ipalnemoa(ni), "the one through whom one is living" (Life Giver), or Tloque Nauaque, "omnipresent one."'
 Andreas Grünschloß, Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature 

"The complex and conflicted character of Tezcatlipoca seen by their different names and
attributes. In Book VI of the Florentine Codex, 360 names or ways to address Tezcatipoca
are found. Some of the names are:
Tloque Nahuaque: The Lord Of the Near and Nigh"
Doris Heyden, Tezcatlipoca En el Mundo Náhuatl


"During the Late Postclassic period, Tezcatlipoca may appear with a serpent foot, although in this case the serpent usually appears emerging from the smoking mirror that typically replaces his foot. The mirror or serpent foot probably aludes to the creation myth in which Tezcatlipoca loses his foot while battling with the earth monster. Aside from the smoking obsidian mirror marking his foot, the Late Postclassic Tezcatlipoca tends to have broad alternating bands of yellow and black across the face. The nocturnal jaguar, the most powerful animal of Mesoamerica, was the animal counterpart of Tezcatlipoca."
Mary Miller & Karl Taube, The Gods and Symbols Of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

 "There are small bells on his legs, pear-shaped and round bells."
"He was, from the top of his arms down to his hands, painted black with gypsum, which is a sort of shining metal...His legs, from half of his thighs all the way down, were dyed in the same manner."
Guilhem Olivier, 
Mockeries and Metomorphoses Of An Aztec God: Tezcatlipoca, Lord Of the Smoking Mirror
  
"The mask of the god Tezcatlipoca was made from shell, turquoise, lignite and human skull."
Anita Ganeri, Mesoamerican Myth
 
"A protean wizard, Tezcatlipoca caused the death of many Toltecs by his black magic and induced the virtuous Quetzalcóatl to sin, drunkenness, and carnal love, thus putting an end to the Toltec golden age. Under his influence the practice of human sacrifice was introduced into central Mexico."
Encyclopedia Britannica


1 comment:

  1. That God has one too many names!! No wonder why Nyarlathotep was dubbed "The Crawling Chaos". Not just because he did all the death, mayhem, and destruction, but I think it was Chaos for our planet's gods to find him simply because he took on many forms and names. In other words, Nyarlathotep is the old school identity thief.

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