The Abraham Cowley Text and Image Archive

Savage Gods of the Aztecs (detail): Tezcatlipoca, "the god of the winds"

Though this image owes more to Codex Magliabechi fol. 65r (Mictlantecuhtl) than to the partly comparable image on fol. 33r (Tezcatlipoca, "Smoking Mirror"), it is not rare for Tezcatlipoca, the windy North's lord, to be linked to the Meso-American Hurakan ("One-Foot"), a veritable "god of the winds"; Ehecatl ("Wind-Spirit") is moreover as often a title for Tezcatlipoca as for Quetzalcoatl, his own kinder antithetical twin.