This mask represents the Aztec god of rain, Tlaloc, who is characterised by large eyes and a twisted nose. The mask is formed from two snakes which intertwine to create the face, their tails forming the eyebrows (originally gold). This object has also been associated with Quetzalcoatl, the feather serpent, because of the feathers which hang down from the eyebrows. Made in Mexico about 500 years ago, the mask may have been worn by a priest during rituals. #Aztec #Mixtec #turquoise #mask…
Chalchiuhtlicue is the goddess of water who was dedicated at weddings and the births of children. Yet, she also caused a flood lasting for 52 years and is married to Tlaloc who has kiddies sacrificed to him.
Tlalocman by Carlos Colin 11" x 14" framed Tlalocman is a song played by a Mexican rock band that mocks The Beatles in the 60s called Los Tepetatles. The drawing represents Tlalocman, a man who during the day is a bank teller and by night he becomes Tlalocman. This mask is a representation of Tlaloc based in the Codex Ríos. Tlaloc is the God of Rain and in Nahuatl means: Nectar of the earth.
Tlaloc god of rain, fertility, and water. He was a beneficent god who gave life and sustenance, but he was also feared for his ability to send hail, thunder and lightning, and for being the lord of the powerful element of water. He was associated with caves, springs and mountains. He is known for having demanded child sacrifices.