Huehueatlauhco (CQ)

Huehueatlauhco (CQ)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This compound glyph for the place name Huehueatlauhco ("At the Ancient Ravine") consists of two prominent elements. One is the head of an old man (huehue). His head is shown in profile facing to the viewer's right. He is bald on the top of his head, with prominent wrinkles there, and his remaining hair is thinning and ragged at the back. He has a large nose. Coming out from the base of his neck and going to the right seems to be a flow of water. This seems to be a reference to a ravine (atlauhtli) where water flows.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

ueue atlauhco

Gloss Normalization: 


Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

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: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Randall Rodríguez and Stephanie Wood

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

place, lugar, name, nombre

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Additional Scholars' Interpretations: 

Huehue Atlauhco “In the Gorge of the Old Men.” Matthew T. McDavitt, “Placenames in the Codex Quetzalecatzin,” unpublished essay shared 2-21-2018.

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

En el Arroyo o el Río del Viejo

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Ofelia Cruz Morales

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.

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