Temilo (MH652v)

Temilo (MH652v)
Compound Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Temilo is attested here as a man's name. It is a horzontal object. The left half is a stone (tetl), which provides the phonetic start to the name. The right half has yet to be identified.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The name Temilo deserves further research. A folklore character named Temilo was associated with Mount Tlaloc and was said--in a twenty-first-century ethnographic retelling--to represent the "devil" and have a role in the construction of the cathedral in Puebla. [See: Jay Sokolovsky, Indigenous Mexico Engages the 21st Century, 2016, p. 151.] The appearance of what maybe a rattler from a rattlesnake or a couple of segments from a nahualli (see below) might be taken into consideration in probing the deeper meaning of this name. Sometimes, the name “Temilo” seems to refer to a warrior hairstyle. A don Pedro Temilo was the first governor or the Tlatelolco after the Spanish seized power. [See Justyna Olko, Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World, 2014, p. 210.]

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Gloss Image: 
Gloss Diplomatic Transcription: 

...es temilo

Gloss Normalization: 

[Andr?]és Temilo

Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Parts (compounds or simplex + notation): 
Reading Order (Compounds or Simplex + Notation): 

guerreros, pelo, cabello, piedras, nahuales, cascabeles

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

Peinado de Guerrero (?)

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 652v, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=387&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).

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