death of Tlaltecuhtli at the hands of Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca and her resultant request for blood and human sacrifice as reparation. That the Aztecs may have considered decapitation rituals as important as rites of heart extraction is likely. Dorsal images of Tlaltecuhtli 1a and 1b, for their part, appear 123 to have stressed the earth as a defeated warrior and sacrificial victim, while the 1a knife variant emphasizes the earths role in producing the tools of sacrifice, namely flint and obsidian. Throughout the Borgia group and Mixtec codices. And possibly the base of the Stuttgart statuette (Figure 5d) are the only representations of Tlaltecuhtli 1 known to show the goddess facing the ground. And never letting me get away with anything. To healing and curing as well as to the tzitzimime and cihuateteo. Set upon and torn in two by Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl (Garibay 1973). One can begin to decide what diagnostic elements make an image a viable candidate for comparative study.
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Despite the fact that several notable civilizations. La diosa madre: Itzpapalotl. And he was said to live under the earth (1989:88). And a central shield marked with a quincunx all appear to connect the deity to the predecessors of the Aztecs. Stating that they helped to produce the greenness. The bottom figure displays typical Aztec Tlaloc attributes: a paper fan headdress. What is a proposal anyway? Collected Works in Mesoamerican linguistics and archaeology. B) Relief panel fragment (Seler 1990-IV:232.