Chinese h.iu (lunar mansions)

Codex Borgia, pp. 22 to 24

   

16. tether

2. tethered heart

20. beak

4. beak-mouthed god

21. three

5. three beings at

22. well

pool

 

6. knife-blade-pierced leopard

 

[leopards said in South America

23. ghost (of evil person)

to be transmuted ghosts of evil

 

shamans]

24. willow

10. tree

25. star

12. starry sky

2. neck

13. cord around neck of god

5. heart

14. three hearts

7. sieve

16. pierced pot containing liquid

8. dipper

[dipperful offered to Tlazolteotl on

 

p. 76]

10. woman

17. goddess Tlazolteotl

 

19. colloquy with owl-headed god

12. danger

[owls often being omens of danger]

 

20. snake around maize-plant [cf.

 

garden of the Hesperides, guarded

 

by dragon Ladon and surrounded

14. wall

by a wall. It was walked to by the

15. stride

wide-striding Atlas, ruler of

 

Atlantis the flooded.]

 

1. flood gushing out of Cipactli

 

[cf. water gushing out of caymanís

 

mouth in Michael Harner: The Way of the Shaman]