In Aztec mythology, Tepoztecatl (or Tezcatzontecatl) was the god of pulque, of drunkenness and fertility. He is a consort of Mayahuel, who is a mask-avatar of Xochiquetzal.

According to the myth, Tepoztecatl was one of the four hundred children of Mayahuel and the god Pantecatl. As a deity of pulque, Tepoztecatl was associated with fertility cults and Tlaloc.

In the Tepozteco mountain is the Tepozteco archaeological site, named after Tepoztecatl. The site was, thus, a sacred place for pilgrims from as far as Chiapas and Guatemala. This site has a monument for Tepoztecatl, called the Tepozteco House, a pyramid built on a platform 9.5 meters high.

Popular culture

Tepoztecal ("Tepoz" for short), a variation on Tepoztecatl, is a character in the webcomic Wapsi Square by Paul Taylor. [cite web |url=http://www.wapsisquare.com/tepoz.html |title=Tepoztecal |accessyear=2007 |accessmonthday=December 4 |work=Wapsi Square webcomic]


External links

* [http://www.tourbymexico.com/morelos/tepoztla/tepoztla.htm Tepoztlan tourist information]

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