Ecatl Iztac (MH607v)

Ecatl Iztac (MH607v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Ecatl Iztac (perhaps "White Breath" or "White Air") is attested here as a man's name. Because the visuals actually relate to the divine force of the wind, Ehecatl, the name could be "White Ehecatl" or "White Wind." The glyph shows the buccal mask of that deity, the one that was a device for blowing wind around. The two protrusions on the back of the mask look something like signs of rain (quiyahuitl), but this is a tentative assessment.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

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Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

viento, aliento, aire, divinidades, fuerzas divinas, deidades, colores, blanco

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Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 


Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 607v, World Digital Library,

Image Source, Rights: 

This manuscript is hosted by the Library of Congress and the World Digital Library; used here with the Creative Commons, “Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 License” (CC-BY-NC-SAq 3.0).

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