Table of contents for Producer of the living, eater of the dead : revealing Tlaltecuhtli, the two-faced Aztec Earth / Lucia Henderson.


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To What End? Outline of Purpose and Arguments .......                        ..................   2
A  Summary of Tialtecuhtli Imagery ..... ...........................                        3
Resolving  the  Gender  Question  ...... ..... .. . ...............  ................. ...... ............   4
ART II: THE IMPORTANCE OF TLALTECUHTLI IN AZTEC WORLDVIEW................................. 16
Dismemberment and Rebirth: Sacrifice and Reciprocity ........ . . .. ........ .......... ................. 16
Sun and Earth: Tlaltecuhtli's Role in Aztec Ritual ........ ...........  ................... 17
Dualities and Triads: TIaltecuhtli and the Templo Mayor.......................... .................   19
PART III: TLALTECUHTLI ICONOGRAPHY ......................................... ......................................... 21
A  General Outline of  altecuhtli Imagery .................... ............    ... .........   21
7Taltecuhtli 1 ...... ......... ..... .................                      ................. 28
General Features of Tlaltecuhtli 1  .... .... ..... .............................. ......... ..... 32
Tlaltecuhtli la: Consumption, Caves, and Sacrifice ................................. ....... 36
The  T altecuhtli  la  "K nife  V ariant"  ................................................................................................  ..........  37
Frontal V iew s  of  Tlaltecuhtli  la........................................................................................................... 39
The Features and  Face of Tlaltecuhtli lb  ........... ..........  ..... ..... ............... ........  41
Shared Features of Dorsal Tialtecuhtli la and lb
altecuhtli 2  .................... . ...                                       ....... .......... 42
The  Face  of Tlaloc?.............                       .... ....... . .............. ....... 42
Tlaloc-Tlaltecuhtli: A  Deity  Variant................... .. .. ...................... .............   45
Connections to  Teotihuacan  .......................                      .............. ....... 46
C onnections  to  the  G ulf  C oast................................................................................... ................ ........ . ...... 49
The Aztec Earth  and the Ballgame................... .................................   50
ART IV: DISCUSSIONAND CONCLUSIONS .......................................... 53
The Implications of  Gender Division ................................. .....  ............. .....  53
Reconciling Identities: the Two Faces of the Aztec Earth... .........  .. ......  ....... ..............   57
Sum m ary  and  C onclusions....... ....... ............................................................................ ....... 60



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Tlaltecuhtli (Aztec deity)Aztec art, Aztec gods, Aztecs Antiquities, Mexico Antiquities, Art and mythology, Aztecs Religion