Invoking the Self-Made God

David Bowles
2 min readMay 13, 2024

The fourth cuicatl in Songs of the Lords of Anahuac, my English translation of the codex Romances de los señores de la Nueva España.

The Great Power of the Creator
(This has already been transcribed.)¹

The dwelling of the Self-Made God²
is in no single place,
but wherever he is invoked,
wherever he is awaited,
wherever his glory and his praise
are sought upon this earth.



David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. President of the Texas Institute of Letters.