Nahuatl word for center point of the "compass"

Mark David Morris mdmorris at
Sun Jun 24 15:43:49 UTC 2001

Carl et. al,

I believe the center is considered the umblical, xictli.  I know the
Annales del Museo Nacional c.a. 1920 at least published material on this;
Lopez Austin's work on the human body probably also touches on it in his
discussion of the tonalli.  Sorry, I couldn't be more precise.

Mark Morris


La muerte tiene permiso a todo

MDM, PhD Candidate
Dept. of History, Indiana Univ.

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