Codex Manuel (Vindobonensis)---------------The Classic of Regions Within the Seas

p. 14a (39d) [frontal view of] displayed serpent-head emitting water (sea ?)

10:1 "the mountains of Serpent country lie in the sea."

p. 14d (39a) sky with rope

10:2 Mt. 3 Sky-sons Block

p. 15a (38c) trees

10:3 the land of Cinnamon Forrest eight-trees

p. 15b (38b) herb in ravine

10:4 River Sweet-herb

p. 15c (38a) pointed-lipped god Ehecatl with speech-scroll

10:5 "long lips ... they laugh and laugh"

p. 15c (38a) knots

10:5 trap

p. 16a (37c) stony-skinned gods

10:6 Rhinoceros (a pachyderm)

p. 16b (37b) elaborate tree

10:7 Mt. Blue-plane-tree

p. 17a (36d) 2 monkey-headed gods, each having "Monkey" as own name

10:8 "The live-lively apes know the names of humans."

p. 18a (35b) dotted semi-square

10:10 "an officer called Chief Track"

p. 18b (35a) crocodile-helmeted goddess beside pool

10:11 "has a dragon's head and lives in the River Weak."

p. 19a (34d) 2 trees having human-head trunks

10:12 "a tree ... that looks like an official's capstring"

p. 19d (34a) decapitated bird at pool

10:13 "a fish's body"

p. 20a (33d) snake-haired god with snake emerging from his mouth

10:14 the Big Snake

p. 21a (32d) goddesses having feather-tail

10:15 the land of Banner-tail horse

p. 22a (31b) god with his thorax within a temple-roof

10:16 the land of Chest-slave

p. 22a (31b) notched floors

11:1 Notch Flaw

p. 22a (31b) apparelled arm

11:1 "fettered their right foot and bound their hands"

p. 22b (31a) granaries (?)

11:3 "the burial place of the deity Sovereign Millet"

p. 23a (30b) wickerwork

11:3 High-willow

p. 24a (29d) bird-suited god

11:7 Swallow kingdom

p. 24a (29d) another bird-suited god

11:8 the land of Chief-bird

p. 24b (29c) 2 doorways (?)

11:9 9 gates

p. 24d (29a) trench (?)

11:11 "where Yu: dredged"

p. 25a (28d) god wearing eagle-suit and catching another eagle

11:13 the land of End-square-bird

p. 25a (28d) god wearing skin of leopard-constellation

11:14 "an animal's body that is as huge as a tiger's"

p. 25b (28d) goddess wearing snakes on her head

11:15 "wear snakes on their heads"

p. 26a (27b) 2 birds (the 2nd with starry crest)

11:16 "the Divine Wind Bird and the Wonderbird"

p. 26b (27a) mummy, with a plant

11:17 "on each side of the corpse ..." the never-die drug "to ward off decay."

p. 27a (26b) fruit (?) with tree; fruit (?) head

11:18 "fruit tree -- on its crown there is a three-headed person"

p. 27a (26b) gods, from out of the mouth of one of whom emergeth a snake, each holding an atlatl

12:1 Mt. Snake-shaman "-- on its summit there is someone who is holding a club"

p. 28a (25b) straight-beaked bird; food-bowl holding fleshless-jawed goddess

12:2 "there are the three green birds which gather food for the Queen Mother of the West."

p. 29a (24b) Ehecatl holding a saw (?) and a death's head

12:3 "There is a person called Lord Big Walk who is holding a dagger-axe. ... The land of the Corpse of Twain Load lies east of the land of Lord Big Walk."

p. 29b (24a) various deities holding ingots of gold

12:4 "like yellow gold."

p. 29b (24a) person being swallowed up headfirst at pool of dance-floor; hound-headed god upon pool of dance-floor

12:6 the emmet-hound "is like a hound, ... and it eats humans, starting with their head."

p. 30a (23b) leopard-mouthed leopard-suited god

12:7 "The exhaust-rare is like a tiger"

p. 30b (23a) temple-platform of the 2 sun-gods

12:8 the terraces of various gods

31b (22a) butterfly (sipping from flower)

12:9 "The Crimson Moth -- it looks like a moth."

p. 32 (21) temple blocked by checkerboard

12:11 window-not

p[p. 31a,] 33a[, 40a] (p[p. 22b,] 20b[, 13b]) goddess whose neck is broken[, and whose hair is disheveled on p. 33]

12:12 "the people have a broken neck and wear their hair loose"

p. 35b (18a) hound-headed gods

12:13 land of Ring-hound, who have animal (hound)-head, and human body

p. 36b (17a) gods holding sheet (of armor?)

12:15 the Armor

p. 37b (16a) flood-waves

12:17 Flood Forest

p. 38b (15a) trailpole (?) (upholding star)

12:18 Trailpole Gulf

p. 39b (14a) mountain whose peaks are human body-parts: jawbone, legs, & face

12:20 "The Corpse of Prince Night -- his two hands, two thighs, his chest, head, and teeth were all chopped off and put in different places."

p. 41b (12a) two goddesses facing one another

12:21 "two daughters"

p. 42b (11a) enveloped (shadowed ?) temple

12:22 Canopy Country

p. 43 (10) mountain range having as one of its peaks the head of Tlaloc -- who became the sun in A-tonatiuh

12:23 Range-sunny

p. 44 (9) (mound (island) in midst of water

12:24 "an island in the sea"

p. 44 (9) person on chair in water

12:25 "The Country ... lies in the sea."

p. 45d (8a) betwixt mountains, temple of the eye (espying by mother-in-law?)

12:25 mountain-range Mother-in-law-shoot

p. 46b (7c) [feather-garment suspended betwixt] inward-turned mountains

12:25 "The southwest part of it is ringed by mountains."

p. 47c (6a) 3 crabs (?)

12:26 the land of Big-crab

p. 48 (5) 2 men holding stretching a cord

12:29 the city of Bright-cord

p. 48 (5) peak of flowering plant

12:30 Mt. Bushy-herb

p. 49a (4b) man wearing eagle-suit

13:1 the land of Giant-swallow

p. 49b (4a) striated region

13:2 "the Flowing Sands"

p. 50a (3b) clouded area

13:4 Thunder Marsh

p. 50a (3b) eagle on cave

13:7 the land of Fence-goose

p. 50b (3a) god wearing eagle-helmet

13:8 Start-dove

p. 50b (3a) river issuing out of temple-platform

13:13 Gush-court lake

p. 51a (2b) mountain-cave

13:14 mountain-burial

p. 51a (2b) blades as mouth of god

13:17 Choir-clan

p. 51b (2a) fac,aded passageway through mountain

13:18 "the district of Bridge"

p. 52a (1b) god & goddess upon mountain which is being opened by a man

13:18 Long-for-love

p. 52a (1b) cave under man dressed in eagle-suit

13:20 Birdrat-share-cave

p. 52b (1a) herb beside flesh-jawed goddess

13:25 the river Sweet-herb from Elephant commandery

p. 52b (1a) tied (to apply strain to?) vase

13:26 "The River Strain"

p. 52b (1a) mountain with billow of water & a plant

13:27 "The River Pool rises from a mountain northwest of" Cinnamon-sunny


CEDLA INCIDENTELE PUBLICATIES 24. Maarten E. R. G. N. Jansen: Huisi Tacu. Amsterdam, 1982. appendix

Anne Birrell (transl.): The Classic of Mountains and Seas. Penguin Classics, 1999. pp. 133 to 153

Australian aboriginal (Bundulun, etc.): "clever-rope", etc.

Cod. Vind. Mex. p. 27a (26b) gods, from out of the mouth of one of whom emergeth a snake: this god's body is producing flint [cf. Cod. Borgia, p. 25]

"From his mouth ..., a live thing that ... looked like a cord and moved like a snake. ... It left his mouth and ... returned" (ShThT, p. 122)

Cod. Borgia p. 24, # 18 white-bearded god of the day "Flint"

"old man ... whose beard was very white" (ShThT, p. 122) shewed crystal (ShThT, p. 123)

Cod. Borgia p. 24, # 20 snake coiled around a plant {cf. snake which offered forbidden fruit in <eden}

"clever-ropes exuded from ... their navels ... to treetop height." (ShThT, p. 123)

Cod. Borgia p. 18, # 1 human skull having flint in its mouth

"quartz crystals ... were taken from between pituri-stained teeth." (ShThT, p. 123)

Cod. Borgia p. 20, # 3 snake in burning waters

"The doctors find their cords in creeks" (ShThT, p. 126):

Cod. Borgia p. 21, # 4 ball-snake

"When the doctors find them, they tie a knot in them and take them into themselves." (ShThT, p. 126)

Cod. Borgia p. 21, # 5 snake; tree & animal (raccoon?), both dying (do these, tree & raccoon, repraesent the tonal-s of a person dying by sorcery?)

"... had a cord. It was about four feet long, and ... he used it to catch people [viz., their souls], and when he did this they died." (ShThT, p. 126)

Cod. Borgia p. 20, # 6 one snake swallowing another snake; rain (storm)-god Tlaloc

"... break up a storm with that same cord. He took it out and whirled it round his head." (ShThT, p. 126)

Cod. Borgia p. 11, # 6 yellow snake; starry-smoke-breathed woman

"... a clever-man take a thin cord, about nine inches long, from his mouth. It was like a fine thread. He held it over the glowing coals of a fire, and it crawled up into his hand. Then he returned it to his mouth. The cord seemed to tie itself into knots" (ShThT, p. 126)

ShThT = Narby & Huxley (eds.): Shamans Through Time. NY, 2001. [quoting from:- Ronald Rose: Living Magic. London: Chatto & Windus, 1957.]