Tlilli tlapalli

Chichiltic Coyotl notoca at
Sat Jun 2 13:47:11 UTC 2001


Could it be because tlapalli is a metaphorical reference to blood?


>From: David Wright <dcwright at>
>Does anyone have any idea what could have been the reason Dibble and
>Anderson (Florentine Codex VI: 259) translated the metaphor "Intlil
>intlapal" as "their black, their red" rather than "their black, their
>colors"? The translation of "tlapalli" as "red" keeps cropping up in
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