tletl (MH503v)

tletl (MH503v)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This simplex glyph of a fire (tletl) doubles as the personal name Quitlematoc ("He Went to Make Him Suffer"?), attested as a man's name. This frontal view of a fire consists of three rising, curling flames.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

Flames have become much more realistic or representative and less stylized in this manuscript compared to the Codex Mendoza (see the flame from 13 recto, below, for example).

Added Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico

Cultural Content & Iconography: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood


fire, fuego, flames, flamas

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

el fuego

Spanish Translation, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Image Source: 
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).