Contents of the Codex Nuttall Obverse
FIGURE 5. Page 1 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 6. Page 9 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 7. Lord 5 Flower “Jaguar-Venus” and Lady 8 Lizard “Headband of Pearls,” from page 10 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 8. Lady 3 Motion, from page 12 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 9. Page 23 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 10. Lady 11 Water (future mother of Lord 8 Deer “Jaguar Claw”), from page 24 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 11. Lord 8 Deer “Jaguar Claw” and his wives, from pages 26-27 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 12. Lord 5 Dog and Lady 6 Wind, founders of the Second Dynasty of Teozacoalco, from pages 27-28 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 13. Page 32 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 14. Page 33 of the Codex Nuttall.
FIGURE 15 Page 36 of the Codex Nuttall.
Pages 1-8 recount the supernatural origins and eventual enthronement of a semidivine ancestor, Lord 8 Wind “Flinted Eagle” (Figure 5)
Pages 9 and 10 tell a second story, involving two hero twins and their visit to a sun god (Figure 6)
Pages 10-11 recount the genealogy of the descendants of Lord 5 Flower “Jaguar-Venus” and Lady 8 Lizard “Headband of Pearls” (Figure 7)
A second lineage runs from the second half of page 11 to page 13. Included among its members is Lady 3 Motion, who will marry into the First Dynasty of Tilantongo (Figure 8).
Pages 14-22 present an extended origin history involving a woman named Lady 3 Flint “Shell Quechquemitl,” her consort Lord 5 Flower, her daughter Lady 3 Flint “Jade Quechquemitl,” and that daughter’s husband, Lord 12 Wind “Smoking Eye.” The story ends with Lord 12 Wind establishing a temple near the site of Tilantongo (This section is included in Mesolore).
A new section runs from pages 23-35, recounting the interrelationships of three royal houses: Tilantongo, Teozacoalco, and Zaachila.
Page 23 begins where the previous story of Lord 12 Wind and the Ladies 3 Flint left off—with the supernatural emergence of the first Lord of Tilantongo from a river. Pages 23-24 list the members of the First Dynasty of Tilantongo (Figure 9)
The remainder of page 24 shows the dynasty of the Place of the Hill of the Face and Tail. One of the women of this lineage, Lady 11 Water, will be the mother of Lord 8 Deer “Jaguar Claw,” founder of the Second Dynasty of Tilantongo (Figure 10).
Page 25 depicts the parentage of Lord 5 Alligator—the father of Lord 8 Deer “Jaguar Claw”—as well as Lord 5 Alligator’s duties as High Priest to the First Dynasty of Tilantongo. On Page 26, Lord 5 Alligator’s marriages and children are depicted. Lord 8 Deer “Jaguar Claw” is born and marries. His wives and children are shown on page 26 (Figure 11).
Pages 26-27 show one generation of the First Dynasty of Teozacoalco, followed by the founding of the Second Dynasty through the inmarrying of a son of Lord 8 Deer. The Second Dynasty of Teozacoalco runs from page 27 to page 31 (Figure 12).
Pages 32-33 list the members of the Third Dynasty of Teozacoalco (Figure 13).
Pages 33-35 list the members of the Dynasty of Zaachila, in the Valley of Oaxaca (Figure 14).
Pages 36-41 begin a new narrative, and recount the story of a peregrination of deities which begins at Apoala and may end at the site of Chindua. The section ends with a list of rulers from a yet unidentified place (Figure 15).
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