The Teotihuacan Skull


Great Bear Tezcatlipoca

Great Bear, the constellation Ursa Major, is associated with the Aztec god Tezcatlipoca. In this image of Reina, you can see the shadow of a bear climbing.

The Aztecs were probably the only ancient culture to have a trickster as their supreme deity, Tezcatlipoca. One day he was the destroyer, the next day he was the savior.

Some of his Aztec names included “The Enemy on Both Sides,” “Night Wind”, “Smoking Mirror” are but a few. He is also associated with the Maya gods Huracan, Kawiil, and God K.