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  • From this comes a series of words, such as atlan -- on the border of or amid the water -- from which we 'have the adjective Atlantic.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

  • 14In his descriptions of indigenous healing methods in the seventeenth century, Hernando Ruiz de Alarcón describes how a female healer — known as atlan tlachixque, a "looker into water" — held a sick child over a pool of water in order to see its reflection.

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico


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