Nahua curers invoke the Catholic saints, 1629
|Here I shall look in the book
Who hates him [i.e. the sick patient]?
Who has made himself angry?
Perhaps a saint?
Please come forth
Nine pounded [i.e. tobacco]
Who are you who make yourself angry?
Perhaps Our Precious Mother [i.e. the Virgin Mary]?
Perhaps Saint Gaspar?
Perhaps Saint John?
Who makes himself angry?
Perhaps the Masters of the Water,
The angels of God? [marginal note reads: thus they do call the clouds]
Perhaps it is the Inhabitants of the Wilds
Into whose hands he has fallen?
Or is it One Rabbit with head upraised [i.e. the earth]?
Or is it our father,
Four reeds swirling [i.e. the fire]?
|Nican nitlachiaz inamoxco
aquin on in quitlauelia
ac tehuatl y timoqualanaltia
ahço san gaspartzin
ahço san juantzin
àço ohuican chaneque
ànoço ce tochtli aquetztimani
nahui acatl milintica