Tezcatlipoca: How Does the Supreme God of the Aztecs Compare to Other Omnipotent Deities?

The god Tezcatlipoca was a major Aztec deity who could be considered a supreme being. Owing to Aztec dualism, he was associated with both good things such a beauty and effective governance and bad things such as death and chaos. This reflects a pattern across several cultures around the world. Why do you think the concept of a single all-powerful, all-knowing supreme being was so common in antiquity?

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