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I have Sinned

Tezcatlipoca is the Smoking Mirror. He is the god of the nocturnal sky, god of the ancestral memory, god of time and the Lord of the North, the embodiment of change through conflict, a Mexica Shiva.  The prayer to Tezcatlipoca that follows is made after the priest has heard a confession.   In the Mexica (Aztec) rite, this absolution from sin exists once only in a lifetime, a feature that echoes certain European medieval practices.