Poyon (MH622r)

Poyon (MH622r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line glyph of a flower stands for the personal name Peyon ("Hallucinogen"). The flower is shown in a frontal view. It has a circular center and eight petals.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Two plants especially well known for their hallucinogenic properties are peyotl and ololiuhqui.

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 


Gloss Normalization: 

Diego Poyon

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-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

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 622r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=326st=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: