Nahualecaxoc (MH904v)

Nahualecaxoc (MH904v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Nahualecaxoc (perhaps "Shape Shifting Breeze") is attested here as a man's name. It shows the head of a person in profile, facing toward the viewer's left. Something is on the person's head, hanging over the forehead and reaching back to the neck or lower. The nahualli (shape-shifting spirit) was believed to be attached to one's head. The breeze (-ecaxoc) in the name is not shown visually.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

dio nahuallecaxoc

Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Nahualecaxoc

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: 

nahuales, espiritus, brisas, nombres de hombres

Glyph or Iconographic Image: 
Relevant Nahuatl Dictionary Word(s): 
Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 904v, 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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