Nauhecatl (MH614r)

Nauhecatl (MH614r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph plus notation for the personal name Nauhecatl (or Nahui Ehecatl, "4-Wind," attested here as a man’s name). This is a calendrical name, given that Ehecatl is a day sign in the tonalpohualli (divinatory calendar). We are retaining the spelling of Ehecatl as Ecatl here, awaiting further analysis. The notation of four is shown as four upright lines that are connected at the bottom with a horizontal line. This horizontal line also connects to the anthropomorphic head with a beak-like blowing device in the mouth. The head is facing toward the viewer's right.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

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

Cuatro Viento, 4-Viento

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 614r, 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).