The mission of the H-Nahuatl network is to provide a simple medium where scholars interested in studying the Nahua or Nahuatl (Aztecs or Aztec language) can go to be in communication with others. The network will accept postings in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, and French. Historically the network has addressed issues relevant to understanding nuances of Nahuatl, the grammar and structure of the language. It also serves as a place where the general public can inquire about specific issues of the Nahua. Lastly, it provides a forum wherein scholars can announce their research plans and seek assistance from others in the field.

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Child sacrifice to Huitzilopochtli


Archeologists in the Templo Mayor project have uncovered the remains of a 8 to 10 year old boy at the Temple Mayor. He was sacrificed to the Aztec god of war, Huitzilopochtli, in the late 15th century. He was found with body adornments and Huitzilopochtli symbols. The site is called Offering 176, and it was found under stone slabs near the Temple Mayor.


Re: QUERY: Ometeotl

Magnus Quote:
"Now, since I may be at fault for introducing doubt about Ometeotl into the Mexicayotl movement, I should probably note my own reasons for doubting the existence, or at least the significance, of this proposed deity."

Call for working papers:

Dear All,
I write to introduce the new Forum for Uto-Aztecan Studies – an online community for scholars and scholarship of the Uto-Aztecan languages.

The purpose will be to facilitate communication between Uto-aztecan scholars, by providing a place to informally share research notes, data-sets, substantial questions, and brief articles relating to the Uto-Aztecan languages – and to exchange views and ideas regarding them in dialogue with other scholars.