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In Aztec mythology, Tloquenahuaque, Tloque Nahuaque (Nahuatl pronunciation:  [ˈt͡ɬoːkeʔnaːˈwakeʔ]) or Tloque Naoaque ("Lord of the Near and the Nigh") was one of the epithets of Tezcatlipoca. [1] [2] Miguel Leon Portilla argues that Tloque Nahuaque was also used as an epithet of Ometeotl, the hypothetical duality creator God of the Aztecs. [3] Tloquenahuaque, also referred to as Tloque Nahuaque or Tloque Naoaque, is a creator god in Aztec mythology. Meso-Americans knew this god by other names as well, "Moyocoyani or Hunab Ku". [4]

Alonso de Molina's Nahuatl-Spanish dictionary, published in 1571, defines "Tloque Nauaque" as, "next to whom is the being of all things, conserving them and sustaining them". The original Spanish is "cabe quien esta el ser de todas las cosas, conservándolas y sustentándolas".

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  1. For a summary of Tezcatlipocas epithets and their significance, see Olivier (2003) Chapter 1.
  2. Tezcatlipoca en el mundo náhuatl. Doris Heyden. Instituto de Investigaciones Históricos, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  3. Leon-Portilla 1999
  4. Supercurioso, Equipo (2019-01-21). "Tloque Nahuaque | 10 Curiosidades del dios creador y ordenador mexica". Supercurioso (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-04-06.