Naks.atra-Figures = Meso-American Day-Signs

 

Naksa.tra-figure (Jaina)

Meso-American day-sign

various myths

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name

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name

comparisons

5-&-6

pool with quay or stairs for descent into it [steelyard]

1

Cipactli crocodile [Imix waterlily (Yucatec)]

cf. kiva, entred through aperture in roof, with ladder for descent into it

7

boat [fish (GP) : cf. Matsya-gandha 'Fish-odor']

2

Ehecatl wind

Sumerian divine boat wherein wind-god En-lil and wind-goddess Nin-lil had sexual intercourse

8

horse's head : cf. as`va-gandha 'horse-odor' {mare's scent in Persian story by Herodotos}

3

Calli {*/karyi/ : cf. Karia bordering Kabalis, cf. Latin caballus 'old nag'} House

Within the Wooden Horse, an army was housed, one Anti-elos being strangled (GM 167.k) : cf. gallows as (in kenning; cf. demise of Starkad) Sleipnir the divine horse.

9

vulva

4

Cuetzpallin lizard

Lizard is the day-sign attached to the genitalia in Meso-American codices.

10

barber's satchel [barber's razor (GP)] {cf. Occam's razor and the shaving of Is-baddaden = Bdad}

5

Chic-chan 'twist-snake' (Yucatec) baring its fangs (in glyph) {cf. Papuan swine ritually designated as a feathered snake}

CADw shaved a beard with a boar's tusk (M"C&O") : in Illuria (= Pauran.ik Ila-vr.ta), snakefang-sower KADmos and his wife "became blue-spotted black snakes" (GM 59.e)

11

"tongue"

6

Miquiztli skull

Cf. Nupe myth of talking skull ("TBMH").

12

gazelle's head [cat's paw {: its footfall binding Fenrir}]

7

Mazatl deer {< */mas/ Skt 'meat' : pemmican praepared from venison with berries}

antelope's head in moon (according to >al-Biyruwniy); deer's head in moon (according to Lappish myth)

13

gout of blood

8

Tochtli rabbit

Throughout West Africa (according to Leo Wiener), it is said that female rabbits menstruate.

14

weighing-scale

9

shark as "devourer" of humans (ChB)

At weighing of heart versus feather, devourer of (BDThR, 25) human souls lieth in wait.

15

growth-amulet

10

Oc coyote (Highland Maya)

Coyote's penis grew in length so as to extend to reach swimming girls.

16

flag on flagpole (for Vayu, his son being Hanumant monkey)

11

Ozomatli monkey

Monkey depicted with pole in Selden Roll; likewise in Heures of Jean duc de Berry.

17

"Broken outer wall" ["A straight tail"];

12

Malinalli twisted herb (depicted with mandible : cf. the fishing by Maui-tikitiki by means of a hook consisting of a mandible, MM&L, s.v. "Maui", p. 115b)

Cf. the gaol-break by Melam-pous by means of termites (GM 72.d), aequivalent to the Uliti atoll escape from underground by Yolofat by means of termites (Lessa 1966, pp. 31-2, quoted in IAR, p. 83) : "its clitoris a termite hill" (IAR, p. 46 : Dogon); Yolofat "made the stinger of the stingray" (IAR, p. 82) -- which stinger is, indeed, a "straight tail" -- and encountred "boys who were fishing" (loc. cit.); so that stingray threatened the 5 kleitorides (PMEM&L, s.v. "Stingaree 1") of the mother of 5 sons.

18-&-19

{sick}bed

12

"thrush" (ChB) {name of an ailment}

'Thrush' is in Latin /turdus/, whence names of Turdetani and Turduli tribes, both in Baetica of Hispania.

20

hand

13

beggar (ChB) {holding hand out so as to beg}


21

BLOssOM in BLOOM

14

BaLAM leopard (name of a variety of Maya priest)

BLA-MA is name of a variety of Bodish priest

22

"spike" (according to David Kelley)

15

Cuauhtli eagle

Garutman bird left its talon (as porcupine-quills [R.c-Veda 4:27:4] or else as as phur-bu) in exchange for soma plant.

23

upa-nayana (sacred thread necklace)

16

Cozca-cuauhtli (Necklace-eagle)

Is traditionally worn by cela (student) asking guru (teacher) quaestions; mythic vulture is asked quaestions (in 1001 Nights).

24

string of pierced beads

16

sun (Matlatzinca)

According to the Veda,"Svar[-]bhanu the asura with darkness pierced the sun." (R.c-Veda 5:40:5)

25

elephant's tusk {for pushing felled trees}

17

woodpecker (ChB) {making holes in trees}

Picus ('Woodpecker', transformed by witch Kirke the falconess) loved fruit-tree goddess Pomona or else Canens (invisible songstress).

26

scorpion

16

Tecolotl owl {cf. owl-goddess Athene wearing leathern palladion, cf. Bon black goddess with "leather faces" (O&DT, pp. 312-3)}

Yappan the hermit became a scorpion when seduced by goddess Xochi-quetzal (HJ"MPQu"; "X&LCCM", p. 32a); Athene was said to have been "hopefully expecting to have violent love made to her" (GM 25.b) by Hephaistos.

27

"Striding elephant"

17

Ollin earthquake

Elephants' striding footfalls shake the earth; their long-wave sound is audibly transmitted underground.

28

recumbent lion

17

Caban honey (Yucatec)

S^ims^own discovered (S^apat.iym 14:8) honey in the cadavre of a lion recumbent.

1

ox's head {cf. Nandin the bull-god}

17

Noh medicine (Highland Maya)

There is "a lineage of the descent of siddha medicine, from ... Nandi" (RI, p. 129).

2

yoke with buckets {for going to a well}

18

Tecpatl flint [arrow (GP) {of S`arva : S`iva's head shattered}]

When going to a well, "Jack [Norse Hjuki] fell down and broke his crown".

3

birdcage : cf. the birdcage (Apokalupsis of Ioannes 18:2) wherein is heard "the voice of harpers" (ibid., 18:22).

19

Ayutl turtle (Pipil) {cf. how its carapace is employed as sounding-board for Hellenic lyre-music}

[man's head (GP) : cf. decapitated head, at Antissa, of "singing" (GM 28.g) Orpheus, whose lyre became (loc. cit.) a constellation]

4

flower seeds {poppy-seeds} [flower (GP); "Circle of stars"]

20

Xochitl flower {cf. how (according to vaipulya sutra) the Pure Land of Amita-abha is entred by being born from a waterlily-flower there}

One circle of stars would be the constellation Corona Borealis, made for Thetis and (GM 98.0) "set in the shape of roses."

ChB = Books of Chilam Balam, quoted in Hugh Moran & David H. Kelley : The Alphabet and the Ancient Calendar Signs, 2nd edn (1969), Fig. 19 (pp. 153-6).

HJ"MPQu" = Hero's Journey "Most Precious Quetzal". http://herosjourneyrpg.blogspot.in/2014/07/most-precious-flower.html

"X&LCCM" = Susan Milbrath : "Xochiquetzal and the Lunar Cult of Central Mexico". https://www.academia.edu/2763002/Xochiquetzal_and_the_Lunar_Cult_of_Central_Mexico?auto=download

MM&L = Margaret Orbell : The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend. Canterbury Univ Pr, Christchurch, 1995.

Lessa 1966 = Lessa, William A. : Ulithi : A Micronesian Design for Living. NY : Holt, Rinehart, & Winston.

IAR = Jack David Eller : Introducing Anthropology of Religion : Culture to the Ultimate. Routledge, London, 2007. https://books.google.com/books?id=KjZWBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq= & https://archive.org/stream/JackDavidEllerIntroducingAnthropologyOfReligionCultureToTheUltimateRoutledge2007/Jack%20David%20Eller-Introducing%20Anthropology%20of%20Religion_%20Culture%20to%20the%20Ultimate-Routledge%20(2007)_djvu.txt

PMEM&L = Jan Knappert : Pacific Mythology : an Encyclopedia of Myth and Legend. Aquarian Pr, 1992. (reprinted Diamond Bks, London, 1995.)

O&DT = Rene` de Nebesky-Wojkowitz : Oracles and Demons of Tibet. 's-Gravenhage : Mouton, 1956. cited in Moran & Kelley 1969, p. 178.

R.c-Veda 4:27 https://www.academia.edu/31292594/Itihāsa_of_kṛśānu_a_Soma_pāla_guardian_and_encounters_with_Gāyatri_śyena

R.c-Veda 5:40. http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/rigveda/rv05040.htm

GP = Garud.a Maha-puran.a, pp. 153-4 of English translation. https://archive.org/stream/garudapuranam00duttgoog/garudapuranam00duttgoog_djvu.txt

AR = ASIATICK RESEARCHES, vol. 9, facing p. 323 (taken from Upa- puran.a-s?), quoted in Moran & Kelley 1969, Fig. 21 (p. 180).

RI = Richard S. Weiss : Recipes for Immortality : Healing, Religion, and Community in South India. Oxford Univ Pr, 2009. https://books.google.com/books?id=ges6XgLkffEC&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=

"TBMH" = Raya A. Jones : "Talking Brought Me Here". THEORY & PSYCHOLOGY 20 (2010).4:549-64. https://www.academia.edu/397651/_Talking_Brought_Me_Here_Affordances_of_Fiction_for_the_Narrative_Self

BDThR = E. A. Wallis Budge : The Book of the Dead ... of the Theban Recension. 2nd edn. Kegan Paul, Trench, Tru:bner & Co, 1899.

GM = Robert Graves : The Greek Myths. 1955.

M"C&O" = "Culhwch and Olwen" section of the Mabinogion. http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/mab/mab16.htm



https://www.academia.edu/31292594/Itihāsa_of_kṛśānu_a_Soma_pāla_guardian_and_encounters_with_Gāyatri_śyena

 

{As for Ysgithwyn, the extraction from his head "took place before the boar knew he was dead" (M:CE, s.v. "Cadw", p. 400). Upon exit of the atman via the brahma-randhra, the decedent may not be aware of being dead.}

M:CE = Harry Mountain : The Celtic Encyclopedia. UPublish.com, 1998.Volume 2. https://books.google.com/books?id=J36WCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA400&lpg=PA400&dq=

 

[written 12th-13th March 2017]