Yohualpapalotl (MH858r)

Yohualpapalotl (MH858r)
Simplex Glyph

Glyph or Iconographic Image Description: 

This black-line drawing of the simplex glyph for the personal name Yohualpapalotl ("Night Butterfly" or "Moth") shows a frontal view of a butterfly. Only the butterfly is expressed visually, and nothing obvious appears to indicate that it is a nocturnal insect.

Description, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Added Analysis: 

The term chahuapapalotl is also translated as "night butterfly" and "moth," which would support the yahualpapalotl also translating as "moth."

Most glyphs of butterflies include curling antennae (see some examples, below), but this one does not. The other examples, below, all appear in a profile view.

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Gloss Analysis, Credit: 

Stephanie Wood

Date of Manuscript: 


Creator's Location (and place coverage): 

Huejotzingo, Puebla

Semantic Categories: 
Cultural Content, Credit: 

Jeff Haskett-Wood

Shapes and Perspectives: 

insectos, mariposas, noche, nocturno, nocturnal, nighttime, nombres de hombres

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

Matrícula de Huexotzinco, folio 858r, World Digital Library, https://www.loc.gov/resource/gdcwdl.wdl_15282/?sp=788&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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