Ezquiyauh (MH537v)

Ezquiyauh (MH537v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing--with added red coloring--of the compound glyph for the personal name Ezquiyauh (“It Has Rained Blood,” attested here as a man’s name) shows three streams of water joined at the top by something like a cap. Each stream has lines of current (showing movement) and droplets at their tips. The red color is added between and below the streams of water.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

There is more than one attestation of this name in the Matrícula de Huexotzinco, and so it might not be as unusual as it seems. Also, with depictions of blood letting, such as the iconographic example we have of tlacoquixtia from the Codex Telleriano-Remensis, the drops of blood resemble this rain. Furthermore, rain is a day sign in the divinatory calendar, the tonalpohualli, attesting to its religious significance.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Protos Ezquiyauh (is this really Piloto? or Brutus? or perhaps the Greek name for "First"?)

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Writing Features: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

bloody, sangre, ensangrentado, lluvia

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

La Lluvia Ensangrentada

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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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