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Tlalloc-Tlallocan: el altepetl arquetípico

Abstract : More than a century ago, Georges Raynaud wrote with great clear-sightedness in a brief paper dedicated to Tlalloc “Of all the gods related to Cipactli, only one is linked as him by the earth and the water, the god that we might qualify also of altepetl: Tláloc. It was the one who inherited of the primordial earth, of the earth mixed with the water, his typical face of dragoon.” The sources also describe Tlallocan as the original altepetl from which derive the terrestrial altepeme. The cult of Tlalloc is narrowly linked to that of the mountains and consistent to the cult of the altepetl. Precisely they are the multiple bows that join the rain god with altepetl that I propose to clarify in the present work from the alphabetical sources in Nahuatl and in Spanish, as well as the pictographic and archaeological sources.
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José Contel. Tlalloc-Tlallocan: el altepetl arquetípico. Americae. European Journal of Americanist Archaeology, CNRS, 2016, Altepetl, 1, pp.89-103. ⟨hal-02045545⟩



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