Divine Colors Part 2: Tlaloc

“Blue Star Woven from the Web” by Rakita


Apr 6, 2016

Connecting the dots, for Saturnian reconstruction in the New World, between color, zenith pole position, and other aspects and features.

Blue-hued deities are not restricted to Hinduism or the Eurasian continent. Half a world away, we meet the god Tlaloc among the Aztecs of the New World. Having been deified as “the very first”1 among the deities of that blood-thirsty nation is enough to equate this god with proto-Saturn. This identity is strengthened through the god’s assimilation with Quetzalcoatl,2 who was occasionally even referred to as Tlaloc.3 As if to prove this duality, there exists a sculpture of Quetzalcoatl on the underside of which the head of Tlaloc is artistically engraved.4 That Quetzalcoatl, usually identified as the personification of the planet Venus by most mythologists, was actually the god of the planet Saturn has been amply demonstrated in one of our previous volumes.5 One can also add the fact that the helpers of Tlaloc—of which more in a later volume—are often shown wearing a trapezoidal ornament which, among the Aztecs, symbolized the year,6 and therefore time, that other trait so archetypical of the Saturnian deity.

What is of more importance, however, is that Tlaloc is said to have lived at the zenith,7 which actually means the pole, and to have been “static,” that is unmoving, “at heaven’s heart.”8 The specificity of the zenith, as well as heaven’s heart, as the pole is demonstrated by the locality’s stated situation “in the farthest north,”9 all of which is in agreement with the north celestial placement of the immobile Saturnian god.

Tlaloc’s color was ambivalent. He was often associated with the color red and sometimes even so portrayed.10 But he was also at times painted black.11 This is not to be considered contradictory since proto-Saturn’s color was seen to change through time. As we noted in a previous volume of this series,12 and illustrated on the covers of our three prequels, the proto-Saturnian sun would originally have shone dimly red. As we, however, have also mentioned, for a time it even assumed a greenish hue.13 Red and black were not in fact the only colors associated with Tlaloc. Still in keeping with our present trend, the black-bodied Tlaloc was also shown with a blue face,14 as is apparent from a frieze at Teotihuacan.15

Because Tlaloc was also considered a god of rain, as are various other Saturnian deities, Edwin Krupp understood his blue face as signifying the azure sky, with his black body standing for the stormy clouds.16 Had he compared this Aztec god with those blue-hued deities of Hindu lore we have discussed above, he might have had a change of mind.

Extracted from Chapter 12 of Metamorphic Star, one of the reconstruction books by Dwardu Cardona.


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