augury, spell casting, shape-shifting, see also Religion (Indigenous) and see Dreams
indigenous & Spanish, given names & surnames, and deity names
intersects with Landscape Features
ways of counting, quantifying
see also Labor Issues
relating to writing, painting, and ritual uses
see also Agriculture & Gardens, and see Flowers
roles, influence, seats of power, influential individuals, etc.
a range of terms for resistance and protest, responses to impositions
indigenous, Spanish, and mixed-heritage people, altepetl allegience, etc.
includes indigenous Christianity, so intersects with indigenous religion
sometimes difficult to discern; see also other religion categories
emphasis on pre-Columbian beliefs & practices, but some indigenous Christianity, too
special attention to an item of cultural importance
bloodletting, human sacrifice, etc., in the context of religious offerings
language of seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, etc.
as always, check attestations
fresh & saltwater; plus, armadillos, tortoises, snails, etc. (see also Marine & Maritime)
indigenous slaves and African slaves
(see also religion/indigenous; see also animals/reptiles)
class differences, commoners, nobles, etc. (see also Politics & Power)
altepetl, tlaxilacalli, calpulli, chinamitl, tlatilanalli, etc.
includes greeting, talking, conversation, huehuetlatolli, etc.
ball games, bowling, running, juggling, bullfighting, equipment, etc.
overlaps with architecture and jewelry
wooden, metal, leather, pipes, bridges, helmets, cisterns, canopies, crowns, etc. etc.
patterns, designs, shapes, types, cloaks, mantles, paper vestments, etc., etc.
(looking for more suggestions for this category)
seasons; thinking about past, present, future; etc.
overlaps with maritime theme; carts; human carriers; roads, travel, horses, mules, etc.
see also Labor Issues
special attention to precious natural gems of cultural importance (see also Jewelry)
conflict is broadly defined; see also Weapons, see Protest/Resistance
(broadly significant in the culture)
see also War & Conflict
rain is a major element in this theme
includes masculinity, etc.
natural wood and constructed wooden things
see also Paper and Education