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Dresden Codex, Mayan Female-Earth

Dresden Codex, Mayan Female-Earth

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Translation of an Illustration in the Dresden Codex of a female with a skeleton on her back.The interpretation is based on an ancient use of sign language to depict meaning.
Translation of an Illustration in the Dresden Codex of a female with a skeleton on her back.The interpretation is based on an ancient use of sign language to depict meaning.

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Illustration: Dresden Codex Page 22
Clifford C. RicheyFebruary 2014
It might be helpful to refer to:http://www.scribd.com/doc/125!"#15/$ni%ersal&Prehistoric&Depicted&'ign&(anguagewhen reading this paper as it explains the use of )orm* Imager+* ,esture signs*'tance*allusion and position as used in composing gl+phs.
 
She who carries the dead on her back,
Overall Scene or Setting
)emale figure with a s-eleton on her bac-. his is an allusion to the female&earth.
The one who waits,
'tance: 'itting indicates waiting. lso the left strand of 0air is in the )orm of the ight 'lanting gesture sign for
waiting.
 His appearance, the one arising,
 )ace indicates*
his appearance.
he scalp showing between the lac- 0air is in the )orm of the sign for
arising.
Within the darkness,
he lac- 0air indicates*
darkness.
he sign is
 positionally, within it.
The great changeling,
he )orm of a adpole made b+ the right side of the part in the hairline. he adpole indicates a
changeling
 as it is a creature that changes its form from a fish&li-e being into one 3a )rog4 that has arms and legs and can leap upwards out of the water.
 
 Illustration 2: OriginalComposition Illustration 1: Color Coded
 
 Moving upwards in the darkness,
he $ndulating sign meaning mo%ement that tapers down to a small point that indicates
distance/direction below
. he taper of the ail penetrates through the 'urface (ine of the
 
3red4 riangle the epresents the arth&female. lso the 'tance or heading of the adpole is upwards. 6f course tadpoles breathe air and are constantl+ mo%ing up to the surface and bac- down within the water. his mo%ement as we shall see* ma-es a neat analog with the mo%ementof 7enus.
The male-spirit,
he 3gra+4 section of the hair that is in the )orm of the glans penis* the sign for
a male-spirit.  
his is a compound )orm such shapes are often difficult to detect unless one has a good -nowledge of the a%ailable signs.
Taken downwards,
he top of the 3tan4 ar which is in the 'piral )orm of the sign for
taken down.
The great one, his location,
he relati%el+ (arge 3+ellow4 ar 'pool that indicates*
 greatness.
 Circle also indicates*
 a location.
at 
 
 Illustration !: Color Coded

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