God of music, dance, mischief, and song.

In Aztec mythology, Huēhuecoyōtl is a benign prankster, whose tricks were often played on other gods or even humans, but tended to backfire and cause more trouble for himself than for the intended victims. A great party-giver, he also was alleged to create wars among humans to relieve his boredom. Those who had indications of evil fates from other gods would sometimes appeal to Huēhuecoyōtl to mitigate or reverse their fates.

He was also the god of deception.

6th Age

In reality, Huēhuecoyōtl was a disguise employed by the Norse god Loki, who often followed the travels of his son Jörmungandr as he rampaged across the South Americas. Loki’s contact amongst this pantheon would eventually send Angrboda here seeking aid from Tezcatlipoca, who they believed to be key in their search for a way to help Fenrir.

Loki originally came upon them by getting tangled up in one of their people’s festivals. Masquerading in the guise of a handsome (obviously) and very lucky youth, he spent an entire year being treated as a literal god in the boy’s place. It culminated in a figurative marriage to four figurative goddesses, and twenty days of entirely debauched carnal pleasure (not figurative at all). Of course, when Loki discovered how the ceremony was supposed to end, it necessitated some extremely fast thinking, an elaborate ruse, and a bit of a show.

Thus was how he first encountered Tezcatlipoca and became known there as Huēhuecoyōtl.

The festival was Tōxcatl.



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