Name of God – Ometeotl / Ometecuhtli / Omecihuatl


Name of God and Meaning - Ometecuhtli / Omecihuatl

Name of God – Ometecuhtli / Omecihuatl

Ometeotl (Two God) is a name sometimes used about the pair of god Ometecuhtli/Omecihuatl (also known as Tonacatecuhtli and Tonacacihuatl) in Aztec mythology.

“Ometeotl” as generally accepted to be the “Lord of the Duality” and the supreme creator deity of the Aztecs. The Aztecs envisioned this deity as a mystical entity with a dual nature akin to the European concept of the trinity. The Aztecs saw Ometeotl as a transcendental deity and that this accounts for the scarcity of documentary references to it, and why there is no evidence of an actual cult to Ometeotl among the Aztecs.

The Aztec primordial deities are:

  • Ometeotl (Omēteotl) – “Two-God” – God of duality
  • Ometecuhtli (Omētēcuhtli) – “Two-Lord” – God of substance
  • Omecihuatl (Omēcihuatl) – “Two-Lady” – Goddess of substance
  • Tonacatecuhtli (Tonācatēcuhtli) – “Lord of Our Sustenance” –  God of sustenance
  • Tonacacihuatl (Tonācacihuatl) – “Lady of Our Sustenance” – Goddess of sustenance

 

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(Names of God and their meaning – Ometeotl)

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