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Ōmeteōtl, Primordial God of Duality and Creation

Ōmeteōtl is a primordial deity in Aztec religion, representing the duality and unity of the cosmos.

  • Pantheon: Aztec
  • Deity Title: Ōmeteōtl, God of Duality and Creation
  • Deity Symbol: A circle divided vertically into two halves, one black and one white
  • Home Plane: The Prime Material Plane or a divine realm accessible only by other deities
  • Deity Level: Greater Deity
  • Alignment: Neutral
  • Aliases: Unknown
  • Superior: None
  • Traditional Allies: Tlaloc, Xipe Totec, Quetzalcoatl
  • Traditional Foes: Tezcatlipoca, Huitzilopochtli
  • Divine Artifact: The Staff of Creation, a powerful artifact capable of shaping the very fabric of reality
  • Servants: The Teteoinnan, lesser deities and divine spirits who serve as emissaries and messengers for Ōmeteōtl
  • Servitor Creatures: Powerful elementals and other primordial beings
  • Sacred Animal: The eagle and the serpent, representing the duality of Ōmeteōtl’s nature
  • Manifestations: As a pair of twin deities, one male and one female, or as a powerful elemental force embodying the duality of creation and destruction
  • Signs of Favor: Changes in the natural world, such as sudden storms or the emergence of new plant or animal life; visions and dreams; the appearance of omens or symbols associated with Ōmeteōtl
  • Worshipers: The Aztec people, particularly priests and rulers, but also including common folk seeking blessings or guidance from the deity
  • Cleric Alignments: True Neutral, Lawful Neutral, Chaotic Neutral, Neutral Good, Neutral Evil
  • Specialty Priests: Priests who focus on Ōmeteōtl’s aspects of creation or destruction, as well as those who seek to balance these opposing forces
  • Holy Days: The winter solstice, the spring equinox, and the summer solstice, as well as various other dates associated with the agricultural cycle and the Aztec calendar
  • Portfolio: Creation, duality, balance, fertility, the natural world
  • Domains: Creation, Destruction, Earth, Fire, Plant, Water
  • Favored Weapon: None in particular, though axes and hammers may be favored by some followers
  • Favored Class: Druids, Clerics, Sorcerers
  • Favored Race: Humans, but also revered by other sentient races living in the Aztec Empire
  • Duties of the Priesthood: Maintaining the balance between creation and destruction, performing rituals to ensure fertility and bountiful harvests, interpreting omens and signs from the deity
  • Major Cult/Temple Sites: The Templo Mayor in Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Aztec Empire, as well as various other temples and shrines throughout the empire
  • Benefits: Those who please Ōmeteōtl may receive blessings of fertility and prosperity, protection from natural disasters, and guidance in matters of balance and harmony. However, those who anger the deity may face destructive storms, blights on their crops, and other natural disasters. Additionally, those who misuse the power of the Staff of Creation may incur the wrath of Ōmeteōtl and face dire consequences.

As an abstract concept, Ōmeteōtl doesn’t have a physical appearance or persona that can be described in the traditional sense. However, they are often depicted as a duality or unity of two deities, Tonacatecuhtli and Tonacacihuatl, who represent male and female energy, respectively.

Tonacatecuhtli is often depicted as an old man with a long beard, wearing a simple white loincloth and carrying a staff. Tonacacihuatl is depicted as a young woman with a headdress adorned with flowers and carrying a flowered scepter.

In his serpent-jaguar form, Ōmeteōtl has a long, sinuous body with scales and fur. He has the head of a jaguar with sharp teeth and piercing yellow eyes, and a serpentine tail that can coil around his prey. His body is often adorned with feathers, jewelry, and other decorative elements.

As a cosmic entity, Ōmeteōtl has no physical form, but is often depicted as a radiant, multicolored aura or energy field. He embodies the essence of creation and destruction, order and chaos, male and female, light and dark, and other opposing forces in the universe.

Ōmeteōtl is the creator god of the Aztec pantheon and is considered to be the source of all existence. They are often referred to as the “dual god” or “lord of duality” because of their association with both male and female energy. Their purpose is to maintain balance and order in the universe by embodying the complementary forces of creation and destruction, life and death.

As the creator of the universe, Ōmeteōtl oversees all aspects of existence and is responsible for the cycles of birth, life, death, and rebirth. They are often invoked in rituals and ceremonies as a source of guidance and wisdom, as well as for protection and blessings.

Overall, Ōmeteōtl is an abstract concept that embodies the fundamental principles of duality and balance in the Aztec worldview.

Originally Posted by Tebryn14 of the Wizards Community forums.

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Ometeotl is a mystery. The leader of the Aztec Pantheon, he is attributed the feat of creating himself from the nothingness before time. He represents duality. Male/female, good/evil, law/evil, life/death, are all parts of hi, in equal proportions. He is among the most aloof deities, appearing in any form only if his very existence is threatened. When he does appear, he is completely invisible to any form of sight, including the spells and powers of other deities. His realm is completely unreachable.

Wizard 20/fighter 26
Outsider (Extraplanar)
Divine Rank19
Hit Dice20d8+160 (outsider) plus 20d4+160 (wizard) plus 26d10+208 (figher) (1028 hp)
Speed60 ft.
AC:76 (+19 divine, +7 Dexterity, +9 deflection, +31 natural)
Base Attack/Grapple:+43/+76
Attacks*:+5 keen vorpal flaming Obsidian Macuahuitl +86/+81/+76/+71 melee; or by spell +76 melee touch, or +69 ranged touch. *Always receives a 20 on attack rolls; roll die to check for critical hit.
 Damage*:+5 keen vorpal flaming Obsidian greatsword 2d6+47+1d6 fire/17-20; or by spell. *Always does maximum damage (greatsword 59+6 fire).
 Face/Reach:5 ft. by 5 ft./ 5 ft.
Special AttacksDomain powers, divine abilities, spell-like abilities.
Special QualitiesDivine immunities, DR 30/epic, fire resistance 24, nderstand, speak, and read all languages and speak directly to all beings within 17 miles, remote communication, godly realm (100 miles), greater teleport at will, plane shift at will, SR 51, divine aura (19 miles, DC 38).
Saves*:Fort +62, Ref +61, Will +71. *Always receives a 20 on saves.
AbilitiesStrength 38, Dexterity 24, Constitution 26, Intelligence 34, Wisdom 44, Charisma 29.
Skills*Balance +69, Climb +79, Concentration +77, Craft (Architecture and Engineering) +62, Craft (Weaponsmithing) +71, Diplomacy
+71, Intimidate +71, Jump +79, Knowledge (Arcana) +81, Knowledge (history) +71, Knowledge (nature) +61, Knowledge (planes) +81, Knowledge (religion) +81, Listen +81, Move Silently +46, Search +51, Sense Motive +81, Spellcraft +71, Spot +81, Survival +79, Swim +69, Tumble +56. *Always receives a 20 on checks.
Feats:  Alertness, Automatic Quicken Spell x3, Awesome Blow, Blind-Fight, Cleave, Combat Expertise, Combat Reflexes, Deflect Arrows, Dodge, Empower Spell, Enlarge Spell, Extend spell, Great Cleave, Great Constitution x2, Great Strength x2, Heighten Spell, Improved Bullrush, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Improved Unarmed Strike, Mobility, Multispell, Power Attack, Quicken Spell, Quick Draw, Silent Spell, Snatch Arrows, Spell Mastery, Spell Penetration, Spring Attack, Still Spell, Sunder, Weapon Focus (greatsword), Weapon Specialization (greatsword), Whirlwind Attack .
Ability damage, ability drain, acid, cold, death effects, disease, disintegration electricity, energy drain, mind-affecting effects, Paralysis, poison, sleep, stunning, transmutation, imprisonment, banishment.
Divine Abilities:  
Alter Reality, Alter Size, Arcane Mastery, Avatar (20), Battlesense, Create Greater Object, Create Object, Divine Battle Mastery, Divine Blast (12/day, 28d12 points of damage, 19 miles), Divine Creation, Divine Invisibility*, Divine Shield (11/day, stops 190 points of damage), Divine Spellcasting, Divine Weapon Focus (greatsword), Divine Weapon Specialization (greatsword), Extra Domain (Evil), Extra (Good), Extra Domain (Law), Extra Domain (Renewal), Gift of Life,
Instant Counterspell, Life and Death, Mass Life and Death, Spontaneous Wizard Spells.
Cast chaotic spells at +1 caster level; cast conjuration (creation spells) at +2 caster level; death touch 19/day (19d6 hp), cast evil spells at +1 caster level; cast good spells at +1 caster level; cast lawful spells at +1 caster level; regain 1d8+9 hp 19/day when below 0 hp.
Ometeotl uses these abilities as a 29th level caster, except for aligned spells, which he uses as a 20th level caster, and conjuration (creation) spell, which he uses at 31st level caster level. The save DCs are 40+spell level. Protection from Law, Shatter, Magic Circle against Evil, Chaos Hammer, Dispel Law, Animate Objects, Word of Chaos, Cloak of Chaos, summon monster IX, protection from good, desecrate, magic circle against good, unholy blight, Dispel Good, create undead, blasphemy, unholy aura, protection from evil, Aid, magic circle against evil, holy smite, Dispel Evil, Blade Barrier, Holy word, holy aura, Create Water, minor image, create food and water, minor creation, major creation, Heroes’ Feast, permanent image, true creation, Genesis, charm person, Lesser restoration, remove disease, Reincarnate, Atonement, greater restoration, polymorph any object, Freedom, Hide from Undead, gentle repose, speak with dead, death ward, slay living, Undeath to Death, destruction, Surelife, wail of the banshee.

*Divine Invisibility (Unique SDA)

Ometeotl is completely invisible to all creatures, even when attacking. His presence cannot be detected with Spot checks, and no divination reveals his presence. He is also completely undetectable to divine powers that reveal hidden foes, such as Clearsight. No representation of his true form can be made, and any sculptor or artist attempting to do so finds his inspiration stilled and his work unfinished. When fighting with his sword drawn, the sword is visible.

Wizard Spells/Day (Levels 0-12): 4/7/7/7/7/6/6/6/6/5/2/2/2; base DC=24+spell level.

Possessions: Ometeotl wields a +5 flaming keen vorpal greatsword made from pure Obsidian.

Other Divine Powers

As a greater deity, the Ometeotl automatically receives the best possible result on any die roll he makes (including attack rolls, damage, checks, and saves). He is immortal

Senses: Ometeotl can see, hear, touch, and smell at a distance of 19 miles. As a standard action, her can perceives anything within 19 miles of his worshippers, holy site, objects, or any location where on his titles or name was spoken in the last hour. He can extend his senses to up to twenty locations at once. He can block the sensing powers of deities his rank or lower at up to two remote locations at once for 19 hours.

Portfolio Sense: Ometeotl senses any act of creation by a worshipper of the Aztec Pantheon 19 weeks before it happens and retains the sensation for 19 weeks. He likewise senses the birth of any set of twins.

Automatic Actions: Ometeotl can use Concentration or any Craft skills (even those he has no ranks in) as free actions, as long as the DC for the task is 30 or lower.

Create Magic Items: The Ometeotl can create any magic item.

Divine Artifact

Staff of Creation

Staff, artifact (requires attunement by a spellcaster)

The Staff of Creation is a legendary artifact that has the power to shape reality itself. It is said to have been created by Ōmeteōtl, the Aztec god of creation and dualism. The staff is made of pure gold and is adorned with intricate carvings of cosmic symbols and figures.


  • Sentience: The Staff of Creation is a sentient magical item with Intelligence 20, Wisdom 20, and Charisma 20. It can communicate telepathically with its wielder and has the ability to speak, read, and understand all languages.
  • Spells: The staff has 20 charges, and it regains 2d8+4 charges daily at dawn. While holding the staff, you can use an action to expend some of its charges to cast one of the following spells (save DC 25):
    • Wish (10 charges)
    • True Polymorph (9 charges)
    • Miracle (8 charges)
    • Time Stop (7 charges)
    • Gate (6 charges)
    • Sunburst (5 charges)
    • Wall of Force (4 charges)
    • Etherealness (3 charges)
    • Fly (2 charges)
    • Shield (1 charge)
  • Shape Reality: The Staff of Creation has the unique power to shape reality itself. As an action, you can expend 10 charges to create a permanent alteration to reality within a 100-foot radius centered on the staff. This can include things like creating new terrain features, altering the properties of matter, or even bringing objects or creatures into existence. The extent of these changes is up to the DM’s discretion.
  • Defense: The Staff of Creation is considered a +3 magical weapon. It also grants its wielder resistance to all damage types.
  • Teleportation: The staff has the ability to teleport its wielder to any location they can see within 1 mile. This ability can be used once per day.


  • The Staff of Creation is a powerful and dangerous artifact, and its use comes at a great cost. Any creature that wields the staff for an extended period of time will eventually become obsessed with using it, to the point of neglecting all other responsibilities and relationships. This obsession will eventually lead to the wielder’s downfall, either through madness, betrayal, or destruction.

Currently in the World

In the beginning, Ōmeteōtl was a force of creation, a being of immense power and intelligence, but without form or identity. He watched over the universe and saw the birth and death of countless stars and galaxies, but remained apart from them, an observer and not a participant. However, as time passed, he began to realize the need for a form and a name, for a way to interact with the world and influence its destiny.

And so Ōmeteōtl took on a physical form, one that was part man and part beast, with feathers and fur, and a face that was both fierce and wise. His appearance was striking and otherworldly, and he radiated an aura of power that few could withstand. With this new form, he set out to shape the universe according to his vision, using his intellect and his strength to mold the world into something greater.

As he journeyed through the cosmos, Ōmeteōtl encountered other gods and beings, some of whom he befriended and others whom he clashed with. He formed alliances and rivalries, and his actions affected the course of history in countless ways. He became known as a god of creation, but also of destruction, for he believed that sometimes it was necessary to tear down in order to build anew.

In the present day, Ōmeteōtl still watches over the world, but his influence is more subtle. He has withdrawn somewhat from the affairs of mortals, content to let them chart their own course, but he still guides events from behind the scenes, nudging them in the direction that he believes will lead to the greatest good. His goals are still the same as they have always been: to create, to destroy, and to shape the universe in his image. He is a being of immense power, and those who seek his favor or oppose him do so at their peril.

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