Poyon (MH567v)

Poyon (MH567v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Poyon (“A Hallucinogen,” attested here as a man’s name) shows a frontal view of a flower with eight petals and a round center.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

Juā puyon

Gloss Normalization: 

Juan Poyon

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood


drugs, drogas, flowers, flores, hallucinogenic, alucinógeno

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

poyon, a narcotic, a hallucinogen, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyon
poyoma(tl), flower like a rose, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyomatl
poyomah(tli), hallucinogenic drug mixture to drink or smoke, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/poyomahtli
ololiuhqui, a flowering, narcotic plant, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/ololiuhqui
peyotl, the mescal cactus, whose buttons, when consumed, produce a narcotic effect, https://nahuatl.wired-humanities.org/content/peyotl

Glyph/Icon Name, Spanish Translation: 

Una Flor Alucinógena

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 567v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=214&st=image.

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: