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Youaltepuztli (ヨナルデパズトーリ Yonarudepazutōri) is an Akuma from Mexico. In Akuma-kun he serves as the third of Shingo Umoregi's Twelve Apostles. He also appeared in the 1996 and 2007 anime adaptations of GeGeGe no Kitarō.


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Youaltepuztli likely derives from Yohualtepoztli, yohualli meaning “night” and tepoztli meaning "axe" "hatchet", thus "Night Hatchet". This is a spirit associated with Tezcatlipoca, existing to torment nocturnal travellers by revealing its presence with a loud sound reminiscent of an axe being driven into wood. It manifests as a humanoid creature resembling a headless man, where a stump like that of tree is in place of a head. Its chest is open and hollow, revealing the heart inside and what looks like small hinged doors are framed on both sides. These doors flap loosely as the Yohualtepoztli moves and when these two impact each other they cause the dull tuds.

Paradoxically, it is advised to follow the noise to the Yohualtepoztli, rather than flee. If a person immediately grabs the heart, holding it tight and threatening to tear it out, then the creature can be asked for gifts, including but not limited to fame, glory, riches, and strength. The Yohualtepoztli will offer an agave thorn for its freedom, which if given up to three of four thorns then these will guarantee the capture of as many prisoners of war. If the heart is taken out without bargaining and the person runs home, then the heart should be wrapped up in cloth and be left overnight. The next morning it would either transform into agave thorns, bird down, or cotten (signifying a good omen) or coal or rags (a sign of bad luck is sure to follow). People who fear the creature and not approach it will get no rewards and misfortune will befall them.[1]

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