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Tlaloc is a genus of Profundulidae, described by Álvarez & Carranza in 1951.

Tlaloc is a subgenus of Profundulus, described by Alvarez & Carranza in 1951.


Tlaloc was an important deity in Aztec religion; a god of rain, fertility, and water. He was widely worshiped as a beneficent giver of life and sustenance, but he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder, and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water. Tlaloc is also associated with caves, springs, and mountains, in which he was believed to reside. His planetary form is Venus, which signifies him as him as sharing a relationship with the gods Quetzalcoatl and Xolotl. His animal forms include herons and other wet or water dwelling creatures such as amphibians, snails, and possibly sea creatures, particularly ones that inhabit seashells. A specific plant also bears a relationship to Tlaloc. Known to the Aztecs as Yauhtli, tagetes lucida, was burned as a ritual incense in native religious ceremonies.

Phrases with Tlaloc

  1. Tlaloc Mexicanus
  2. Species Tlaloc Mexicanus
  3. Genus Tlaloc
  4. Scytodes tlaloc
  5. Atopsyche tlaloc
  6. species Scytodes tlaloc
  7. species Atopsyche tlaloc

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Google previewVestiges of the Spirit-History of Man (1858)

by Samuel Fales DUNLAP

Tlaloc is the chief of the water-gods. A rise takes place to the conception of “Great Gods,” who preside over the elements, the winds, and the most prominent circumstances of life. These chief gods are generally of a certain number, which is ...

Google previewHandbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling (1995)

by Sven E. Jorgensen

Short description TLALOC is a spatialised model describing a transect folowing the ...

Google previewTime, History, and Belief in Aztec and Colonial Mexico (2013)

by Ross Hassig

It is this place that is thought to be represented on the southern half of the Great Temple, while the northern temple represents Tonacatepetl, the mountain where Tlaloc is the patron deity.78 There is additional support for this interpretation in ...

Google previewContesting the Borderlands (2016)

Interviews on the Early Southwest by Deborah Lawrence, Jon Lawrence

Tlaloc is a Mesoamerican rain god and is also a storm god. But when you look at the cosmological system—and the system is the same whether you are in central Mexico or in the Maya land or in the Pueblo region—the water doesn't come ...

Google previewCirca 1492 (1991)

Art in the Age of Exploration by Jay A. Levenson, National Gallery of Art (U.S.)

In the Great Temple of the Aztec capital, on the platform in front of the shrine of Tlaloc is a small altar whose insignia sculptures are two gracious toads. Besides being associated with water, toads were also related to the earth and the ...

Google previewThe Tonalamatl of the Aubin Collection (1901)

An Old Mexican Picture Manuscript in the Paris National Library (manuscrits Mexicains No. 18-19) : Published at the Expense of ... the Duke of Loubat; with Introduction and Explanatory Text by Dr. Eduard Seler by Eduard Seler, Augustus Henry Keane

Tlaloc is a verbal noun from the verb (present theme) tlaloa, which was used with the reflexive pronouns in the sense of “to rise, hasten, run.” Hence the name itself presumably means “who causes to rise, to shoot up.” For the Mexicans the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mesoamerica (2012)

by Walter Robert Thurmond Witschey, Clifford T. Brown

TLALOC. Tlaloc was the Aztec deity of rain, fertility, and water, comparable to the Maya god Chaak. Tlaloc images showed him with goggle eyes and fangs. The important Templo Mayor of Tenochtitlán consisted of two shrines at its uppermost ...

Google previewDictionary of Gods and Goddesses (2009)

by Michael Jordan

TLALOC ORIGIN Aztec (classical Mesoamerican) [Mexico]. Rain god. KNOWN PERIOD OF WORSHIP mainly circa AD 750 to AD 1500, but probably much earlier and still continuing among peasants in rural areas. SYNONYMS ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Religions (2008)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Tlaloc, detail of a reconstructed wall painting from Tepantitla, Teotihuacán culture , 3rd to 8th century Hamlyn Group Picture Library The trimjrti, depicted bust of Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahme; in. astonishingly old. Eos shut him away in a room, but ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Sacred Language of All Scriptures and Myths (Routledge Revivals) (2016)

by G Gaskell

They corresponded in some degree to the four variants of the Mexican rain-god Tlaloc, for the races of Central America supposed that rain, the fertiliser of the soil , emanated from the four points of the compass, and may find a parallel in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Earth Myths (2005)

An Insider's A-Z Guide to Mythic People, Places, Objects, and Events Central to the Earth's Visionary Geography by Richard Leviton

Huitzilopochtli received top honors at Tenochtitlan through the Hueteocalli, or Great Temple, honoring him alongside Tlaloc the Rain god at the royal city's most prominent site and the very center of the vast temple complex, a double pyramid.

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Mexico (2015)

by Michael Werner

There is considerable divergence among scholars about how Teotihuacan texts should be interpreted, although there is a consensus that texts generally seem to be linked to Tlaloc, the god of rain. Nonetheless, revisionist scholarship has ...

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Small photo of Bangkok,Thailand - October 19, 2014: Tlaloc magical shaman toy character form Tak and the Power of Juju american animated series. There are plastic toy sold as part of the McDonald's Happy meals.Small photo of MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - CIRCA JULY 2016 - Tlaloc aztec god of rain monolite at the anthropology and history museum at Chapultepec parkSmall photo of Mexico City, Mexico - January 2013: The monolithic statue of Chalchiuhtlicue, goddess of terrestrial water and wive of Tlaloc in the Teotihuacan Hall in the National Museum of Anthropology.Small photo of Entrance to The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City Colossal stone sculpture representing Tlaloc, a very important deity of Aztec culture (God of Rain).Small photo of Tlaloc Statue (Aztec God of Rain) Colossal stone made Tlaloc representation placed in The National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.Small photo of MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - CIRCA JULY 2016 - Tlaloc aztec god of rain monolite at the anthropology and history museum at Chapultepec parkSmall photo of December 17, 2014: Tlaloc Monolith near the entrance of National Museum of Anthropology and History, Mexico City More...

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Dancing Tlaloc at Redlands Market Night. Danzas de Aztlan.

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