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The 20 Aztec ‘Day’ Signs.

You can use this sheet as an introduction to the signs themselves (the count of 20 days was the basis for the ancient A teaching resource by Mexicolore. Drawings Mesoamerican ritual calendar), and to introduce the idea by Felipe Dávalos. of associations or ‘levels’ of meaning. Many of these signs Free educational use. feature in our in-school programmes... mexicolore.co.uk The qualities below are based on Sonja Atkinson’s book “The Aztec Way to Healthy Eating”, 1992.

1 Alligator

2 Wind

5 Snake

Quick response

Strength

3 House

Love of home

4 Lizard

6 Death

7 Deer

8 Rabbit

12 Grass

Endurance

Meditation

Life force, vitality

Alertness

9 Water

10 Dog

11 Monkey Agility

Healing (herbs)

13 Reed

14 Jaguar

15 Eagle

16 Vulture

17Movement

18 Flint

19 Rain

20 Flower

Cleanliness

Music

Sensitivity

Loyalty

Grace

Renewal

Great spirit

Fertility

Speed

Hope

Contentment


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