Tamoanchan, Tlalocan: Places of Mist
Two mysterious places existed in the world vision of the Aztecs -- Tamoanchan and Tlalocan. Though considered important cosmological places, references to them in Aztec mythology are obscure. Austin presents new interpretations of Aztec mythology based on historical sources, iconographic sources and the beliefs of modern Indians.
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ancestors ancient Nahua animals animistic animistic entities believed birth bones called cave celestial ceremony Chichimec Chicomecoatl Chicomoztoc child Cipactonal Codice Florentino 1979 coessence cold forces complex cosmic cosmic trees cosmos cosmovision created creation cycle dead death deities divine Duran ears of maize earth earthly Ehecatl essence feast Figure fire flowers four Furst Galinier Garibay glyph goddess Guiteras heart hills historical Huichol Huitzilopochtli human groups Ichon interpretation land live Lopez Austin 1993 Lord Lumholtz maize mara'akate means Mesoamerican religious Mexica Mictlan Moon mother mountain myth mythical Nahua Nahuatl Nakawe Olmec origin Otomi Oxomoco Pina Chan Plancarte plant priests pulque Quetzalcoatl Quilaztli rain rainy season religion replications ritual sacred Sahagun says seed serpent sexual Signorini and Lupo soul sources Stela symbol Tamoanchan Tamoanchan and Tlalocan temple Teotihuacan Tlaloc Tlalocan tlaloque tlatoani Tzotzil underworld Williams Garcia 1963 Xochicalco Xolotl Zingg