Transactions, American Philosophical Society (vol. 79, Part 2, 1989) (Google eBook)

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Page 54 - In the highest part of the Cue there was a recess of which the woodwork was very richly worked, and in it was another image half man and half lizard, with precious stones all over it, and half the body was covered with a mantle. They say that the body of this figure is full of the seeds that there are in the world, and they say that it is the god of seed time and harvest, but I do not remember its name, and everything was covered with blood, both walls and altar, and the stench was such that we could...
Page 54 - On each altar were two figures, like giants with very tall bodies and very fat, and the first which stood on the right hand they said was the figure of Huichilobos their god of War; it had a very broad face and monstrous and terrible eyes, . ..and the body was girdled by great snakes made of gold and precious stones, and in one hand he held a bow and in the other some arrows... Huichilobos had around his neck some...
Page 54 - Then we saw on the other side on the left hand there stood the other great image the same height as Huichilobos, and it had a face like a bear and eyes that shone, made of their mirrors which they call Tezcat, and the body plastered with precious stones like that of Huichilobos, for they say that the two are brothers; and this Tezcatepuca was the god of Hell and had charge of the souls of the Mexicans, and his body was girt with figures like little devils with snakes...
Page 54 - Montezuma replied that he must first speak with his high priests, and when he had spoken to them he said that we might enter into a small tower and apartment, a sort of hall, where there were two altars, with very richly carved boardings on the top of the roof. On each altar were two figures, like giants with very tall bodies and very fat, and the first which stood on the right hand they said was the figure of Huichilobos their god of War ; it had a very broad face and monstrous and terrible eyes,...
Page 105 - Teatro de Virtudes Politicas que constituyen a un Principe : Advertidas en los monarcas antiguos del Mexicano Imperio, con cuyas efigies se hermoseó el Arco Triunfal, que la muy noble, Imperial Ciudad de México erigió para el digno recibimiento en ella, del Exmo.
Page 54 - ... with precious stones, and gold and pearls, and with seed pearls stuck on with a paste that they make in this country out of a sort of root, and all the body and head was covered with it, and the body was girdled by great snakes made of gold and precious stones, and in one hand he held a bow and in the other some arrows. And another small idol that stood by him, they said was his page, and he held a short lance and a shield richly decorated with gold and stones. Huichilobos had round his neck...
Page 54 - Huichilobos, and it had a face like a bear and eyes that shone, made of mirrors which they call Tezcat, and the body plastered with precious stones like that of Huichilobos, for they say that the two are brothers, and this Tezcatepuca was the god of Hell and had charge of the souls of the Mexicans, and his body was girt with figures like little devils with snakes
Page 97 - Americae pars quarta. Sive Insignis & admiranda Historia de reperta primum occidentali India a Christophoro Columbo Anno 1492.
Page 99 - Schiffart. Warhafftige Historien Einer Wunderbaren Schiffart, welche Ulrich Schmidel von Straubing, von Anno 1534, biss 1554 in Americam oder Newen welt, bey Brasilia und Rio della Plata gethan.
Page 107 - New world in the treasures of an old European library, exhibition of the Duke August library Wolfenbuttel/Die neue Welt in den Schätzen einer alten europäischen Bibliothek, Austeilung der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel.

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