from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology The rain god of the Aztecs.

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  • proper n. An important Mexica deity; god of rain, fertility and water.


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From Classical Nahuatl Tlāloc.


  • The God Tio called Tlaloc refilled Lake Chapala and replenished the basin and Tlaloc is a force of nature.

    Water in Chapala

  • One can't help being drawn to its depiction of the Aztec deity, Tlaloc, which Mr. Brand says represents falling water or rain.

    L.A. River Runs Through It

  • "Tlaloc needs to be involved in this exhibit, because without that bit of water, the river and L.A. wouldn't be here."

    L.A. River Runs Through It

  • You simply leafed through her photo albums of hundreds of figurines of the likes of the Aztec war god Huitzilopochtli, the rain god Tlaloc and the flying serpent supergod Quetzalcoatl, then picked the ones you wanted her to copy.

    Bob Schulman: 'Mama Mono' Finds an Art Niche in Puerto Vallarta

  • I remember the first time I saw his illustrated chart of how the motif of the Olmec Jaguar god slowly spread throughout Mesoamerica, morphing over time until it became Tlaloc and Chaac, the storm gods of the Aztec and the Maya, respectively; looking at the way that he used the images themselves to show the obvious progression convinced me instantly.

    My Favorite Archaeology Books

  • Tlaloc is always recognizable because of his fanged teeth and goggle eyes.

    Remnants of 'The Aztec World'

  • Reproduction authorized by the Instituto Nacional de AntropologÍa e Historia Tlaloc Pot A depiction of Tlaloc, the god of rain.

    Remnants of 'The Aztec World'

  • The film's Late Classic setting is evident in the costumes of royalty and priests echoing the splendor of Classic Maya art: a Triad pectoral, Copán-style turban with Tlaloc goggles, Palenque-style nose bridge plaque, and quetzal-feather regalia.

    Orcs in Loincloths

  • "If this child were female, we might offer you the honor of waiting until she grew hair to her waist, then place her head between two rocks and offer her to Tlaloc for a better rainy season."

    Crystal Rain

  • Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc, the old gods, are minded to come back to you.

    The Plumed Serpent


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