Aztec CalendarIn the tonalpohualli, the sacred Aztec calendar, today (Friday, December 17, 2010) is:
12-Acatl (reed) 1 - Cozcacuauhtli (vulture) 10 - Coatl (snake)
Yoaltecuhtli:Lord of the Night
Long Count:(Maya calendar)
Tlazolteotl 12 - Tozoztontli (IV) 188.8.131.52.5
(Alfonso Caso correlation)
About the Aztec Calendar
The date as presented above shows the name of the year (the xihuitl in Nahuatl, the language of the Mexica or Aztecs), the name of the 13-day 'week' (trecena in Spanish) and the name and number of the day (tonalli) in the tonalpohualli, 260-day ritual daycount. Further, the Lord of the Night, the day in the 365-day calendar (the xiuhpohualli) and the (Mayan) Long Count are shown.
To understand the workings of the calendar and its significance for Aztec culture, see Introduction to the Aztec Calendar.
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