Huitzilhuacan (MH658r)

Huitzilhuacan (MH658r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This is a black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the place name Huitzilhuacan ("Where They Have Hummingbirds"). The glyph shows a bird in a 3/4 view (suggesting European influence), and it appears to be walking (showing movement).

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The bird seems large to be a huitzilin. Also, the hummingbird's beak is someties shown to be notably long, but not in this case.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Huitzilhuacan, barrio

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 
Other Cultural Influences: 

animales, pájaros, colibrí, hummingbirds, topónimos, nombres de lugares, barrios

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Donde Tienen Colibríes

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 658r, 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).

Historical Contextualizing Image: