be the Moon Reflected in the Lake called Texcoco. Yet, all the references
I have read recently are of the Coyolxauhque/Tlaltecuhtli goddesses,
it has been stated multiple times Coyolxauhque was thought to be the Moon, Yet, Maria Longhena, inferred “this appears to be true, [but[ it is not certain.” Another more recent study [infers] Coyolxauhque may instead be, the goddess of the Milky Way.” [Miller, M. and Taube, K. (1993. 68)] Because the Moon Goddess got lost; my purpose is to find how she got ignored and/or “forgotten.”
has three glyphs under each eye. The glyph to each eye have a “cross with four
even arms and in each of four spaces, there is a circle. The middle glyph is
partially obscured, It may be seen clearer in the second [b] view of Metztli was the name identified by George Vailliant in 1941. Yet, this monumental head,
created in the style of the Olmec boulder-sized heads wears the same type
banded helmet as the Olmec heads without glyphs for identification.
hand, Fig: b has all the attributes of the Olmec boulder heads. Glyphs
flowing with tears directly under her eyes appear to be the same as the
single tear flowing from Coyolxauhque. However, a closer examination
of Coyolxauhque shows that the tears flow from the end of a rod, marked
with squares as if to measure distance.
thrust” across the Gulf of Mexico as far as the San Andreas fault line in the
Gulf of Baja California.
the sky. In this way, the body of the land south of the mountains was separated from
Lake Texcoco contained within the caldera of the volcano Popocatepetl. Because of the extra height of the mountain range, the Moon would
obliterate the stars reflected in the lake when the moon was in the sky.
There the Moon would reflect itself in the waters of the whole lake.
eyes were released into the Balsas River and then on to the Pacific
buried next to the Sun Stone. And again, in 1984.she was again
renamed as Coyolxauhqui, the sister of Huitzilopochtli even though
her location was on the corner in the Great Temple (1984,85)
Coatlique got lost in the shuffle because she was the central
iconic image on the Sun Stone.
a different temperature zone ranging from 12.5 to 28 Centigrade.
It became the valley where “primavera nunca muere.” [Spring never
dies.] The other river of tears of Miztzli, the moon goddess, where
once one could pan for gold, was the Papaloapan
River which emptied into the Gulf of Mexico.
the male Earthlord was also a female goddess with the same name
who was born in a burning tree. She became the mythological Mixtec
goddess who was the source of heavenly power and approval for
the dynasty of Apuala and Tilangtongo. [Bodley Codex, Lamina 1-1]
slicing off Coatlicue's head. Out of her truncated body leapt [sic]
Huitzilopochtli, fully formed and dressed, brandishing his Xiuhhcoatl,
with which he, in turn, dismembered his sister‘s body parts, and
tumbled them down to the foot of Coatepec. Only a few of his half-brothers managed to flee.”
image carved on the surface of a round [flat] stone. . . “
already an established conclusion in other publications (1978, XI, 96) in
Newsweek, “as a lunar deity,” and by Moctizuma, Eduardo M. (1988, 42)
in his book, The Great Temple of the Aztecs, where he inferred
Coyolxauhque “could represent the moon,”
there is no doubt that Miztzli
was, and is, the original name of the Moon Goddess.