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Definition of the noun Tlaloc
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Tlaloc is a genus of Profundulidae, described by Álvarez & Carranza in 1951.
- synonym: genus Tlaloc
- kingdom: Animalia
- phylum: Chordata
- class: Actinopterygii
- order: Cyprinodontiformes
- family: Profundulidae
- genus: Profundulus
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
- Tlaloc Mexicanus
- Species Tlaloc Mexicanus
- Genus Tlaloc
- Scytodes tlaloc
- Atopsyche tlaloc
- species Scytodes tlaloc
- species Atopsyche tlaloc
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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 ...
by Sven E. Jorgensen
Short description TLALOC is a spatialised model describing a transect folowing the ...
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 ...
Contesting 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 ...
Circa 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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.
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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- Censer depicting Tlaloc
Censer depicting Tlaloc. Oaxaca, Mexico, 1200-1400. Ceramic. AC1999.136.1
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- Fuente de Tlaloc
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- TLALOC MAN
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- God of rain, Tlaloc
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- Censer Depicting Tlaloc
Accession #: AC1999.136.1
Mexico, Oaxaca, Mixtec (?)
Censer Depicting Tlaloc, A.D. 1200-1400
Ceramic, Ceramic, 37 x 22 x 13 in. (93.98 x 55.88 x 33.02 cm)
Gift of Heidi and David Haddad (AC1999.136.1)
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- Dr Tlaloc Alferez
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Dancing Tlaloc at Redlands Market Night. Danzas de Aztlan.
Scrabble value of T1L1A1L1O1C3
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