Wen C^an = Meso-American day-signs

Wen C^an

Meso-American day-sign

25, p. 142 "praises of a white colt."

7. Mazatl "deer" {deer are ridden by Daoist deities}

loc. cit. "bundles of silk ... and flags"

8. Tochtli "rabbit" {cf. the nursery rhyme "rabbit-skin to wrap his baby bunting in"}

28, p. 151 "development of the embryo during praegnancy"

9. Atl "water" (amniotic?)

29, p. 153 "exhausting loyalty" (like Fido the hound?)

10. Itzcuintli "hound"

30, p. 156 "went on a long excursion ... to the far west" (As in the book Monkey = Journey to the West)

11. Ozomatli "monkey"

31, p. 159 "that your eyes flash, and that the sound of your cough rumbles"

12. Malinalli, depicted as eyeballs attached to a jawbone [signifying a cough?]

31, p. 161 "Plucking out a long bamboo ...

13. Acatl "reed"

I found ... shaped like a fallen star ... a 'tiger's potency'."

14. Ocelotl "ocelot"

32, p. 164 the god of a mountain, on the day of a maiden's marriage, "took delight in this maiden, seized her soul and despoiled her." Afterwards, he "returned the soul of the girl, who regained consciousness."

15. Quauhtli "eagle" {cf. Kambhojan-Vietnamese myth of eagle-god who carried off the woman Soma to the moon}

33, p. 166 "reached the vault of heaven" [p. 167 "The god of the Metal Heaven"]

16. Cozca-quauhtli "necklace(metallic?)-eagle = vulture" [vultures are said to ascend into heaven in South American Indian mythologies]

33, p. 167 "The three streams all trembled, mountains toppled, and rivers ran dry"

17. Ollin "movement", described as the earthquake which shall end the world

34, p. 170 "the mad whirlwind"

18. Quiahuitl "rain"

35, p. 174 bandit "chopped off" own wife's head

19. Tecpatl "flint (knife-blade)"

36, p. 176 "cutting down orchids"

20. Xochitl "flower"

37, p. 179 "The city parapets swayed and toppled ... of White Horse"

1. Cipactli, depicted as crocodile, lacking lower jaw, and spiny (prickly): the prickle = light-rays of Lagenaria phosphorea, which is in appearance like a crocodile, lacking lower jaw. White Horse of AI 6:2 & 19:11 flieth (like L. ph.), and the Babylon of AI 16-18 is the tower of Babel which toppled according to the midras^i^m on BR 11:1-9

38, p. 182 "Master of the Winds ... in the swirling winds"

2. Ehecatl "wind"

40, p. 187 "The tutelary spirit of her house"

3. Calli "house"

loc. cit. "to climb over the wall ... died swallowing all ten fingers."

4. Cuetzpallin "lizard"

41, p. 189 "will bear fruit"

4. [Maya Kan "ripe"]

47, p. 208 "a large snake entering a cave"

5. Coatl "snake"

50, p. 218 "he lit incense on the top of his head"

6. Miquiztli "death" (depicted as a skull)

51, p. 222 "pointing at a stone they took an oath"

7. [Maya Manik, depicted as hand pointing (in order to take oath?)]


Terry F. Kleeman: A God's Own Tale. State U. of NY Pr, 1994

AI = Apokalupsis of Ioannes

BR = B-R>s^yt