"Tlazolteotl wearing a flayed human skin, detail of Codex Borbonicus folio 13 " [x]
My favorite diosa
Her story is fascinating.
Interesting to note that in the first Indiana Jones film, the golden statue he steals (which sets off the huge boulder trap), was modeled after Tlazolteotl.
You could also argue that Salma Hayek’s character in From Dusk til Dawn is also based upon Tlazolteotl.
What does this mean? Nothing except that our culture is rich, original and stolen from often.
The statue of Tlalzolteotl from Indiana Jones is fake. It’s a modern forgery. Just as the crystal skulls are.http://archive.archaeology.org/0805/etc/indy.html