Ecatepec Iapan (CQ)

Ecatepec Iapan (CQ)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Ecatepec Iapan ("On the Water at Ehecatl Hill"?) shows a greenish-brown tepe(tl) on (-pan) a circular body of water [a(tl)] with turquoise blue paint and wavy lines in black. The viewer has a bird's eye view of the water, but the hill is shown in a frontal view.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

A great many glyphs in this collection start with Eca- when one might expect Eheca-. We are preserving the proclivity of the gloss for Eca-, while also pointing to the likelihood of an unintentional oral abbreviation of Eheca- to Eca-. The part of this place name that is either ecatl (air) or, more likely, ehecatl (wind, or the divine force associated with wind and a day sign in the calendar) is not shown visually. The second part of the place name has a possessor (I-), resulting perhaps in a translation of "on the water of Ecatepec." Ecatepec is known today as Xochitlan Todos Santos, as stated in the Codex Quetzalecatzin.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Source Manuscript: 
Date of Manuscript: 

covers ruling men and women of Tecamachalco through 1593

Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

southern Puebla state

Semantic Categories: 
Syntax (patterns): 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood and Randall Rodríguez

Number of Parts (of compounds): 
Other Cultural Influences: 

places, lugares, water, agua

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

P[ueblo] Ecatl? iApa[n]? “The River of the Wind?” Matthew T. McDavitt, “Placenames in the Codex Quetzalecatzin,” unpublished essay shared 2-21-2018.

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En el Agua de Ehecatepec

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

The Codex Quetzalecatzin, aka Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, Codex Ehecatepec-Huitziltepec, or Charles Ratton Codex. Library of Congress.

Image Source, Rights: 

The Library of Congress, current custodian of this pictorial Mexican manuscript, hosts a digital version online. It is not copyright protected.

Historical Contextualizing Image: