from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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Those who think he was the nature-god of the Nahuas find a great deal of significance in the name.
It was one of those scholarly, ponderous and yet helplessly straightforward jokes of the late Renaissance; a joke to which Monsignor Perrelli does not allude, both for reasons of local patriotism and of general decorum; some vulgar dictum, in short, connected with the name of the patron saint of Nepenthe who, he urged, was simply a local nature-god, christianized.
As a nature-god of the Heaven he marries the Earth.
a nature-god -- as such standing for the thunder-storm, clouds of summer -- then, as the winds "sweep the path for the rain-clouds," he would be considered their god.