HYMN OF THE GOD OF FLOWERS
(High Priest, masked as the god, chants)
O FRIENDS! The quetzal bird sings--it sings its song at midnight to Kin-teotl.
(Kin-teotl--God of maize)
(Tla-loc--God of storms and the wide plains)
The god now hears my song by night, he will hear my song as the night brings in the dawn.
I send forth the priests to the house of Tla-loc.
The priests to the house of Tla-loc do I send forth.
I shall go forth to the plains. I shall join myself to them. I shall go where is Kin-teotl. I shall follow the trail to him.
The priests go forth to the house of Tla-loc, to the home of the god of the plains!
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