[after-death journey of soul]


 [after-death ritual]

5. Snake

1 [becoming Snake]

17:19 Snake


6. Death

1 [apprised of own Death]

17:20 Skull


7. Deer

2:2 Deer



8. Rabbit

2:4 Rabbit



9. Water

5:1 Stream

17:22 a Well

River (p. 344)

10. Hound

8:4 Hound


Hound is given a

11. Monkey

10:5 Monkey



12. Herb (Jaw)

10:5 Tree


Jaw (p. 345)


Joseph Francis Rock: 2Zhi 3ma: Funeral Ceremony of the 1Na-2khi. pp. 199sq. "1Ndsher 2Ndzi 3Mi."

OCCASIONAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE SAMUEL NOAH KRAMER FUND, 17. Sally M. Freedman: If a City Is Set on a Height. Phildelphia, 1998. p. 255

Gary H. Gossen (ed.): South and Meso-American Native Spirituality. pp. 324 to 351. Didier Boremanse: "The Faith of the Real People."

"The Aztec sequence Death-Deer-Rabbit-Water shows a remarkable coincidence with the Hindu sequence ..." {SOUTHWESTERN JOURNAL OF ANTHROPOLOGY, Vol. 16 (1960). David Humiston Kelley: "Calendar Animals and Deities." p. 319}