Mexican deity

Sat, 12 Aug 1995 19:45:12 EST

A few years ago, I was shown a much weathered stone stela in
a small village near Petatlan (state of Guerrero). The stele
depicts the full frontal figure of a triple-headed male deity.
The right and left heads are shown in profile, facing inward
to form the outline of the center face which was frontal.
The figure's arms are extended straight down and hold nothing.
The torso is 2/3 length, wears a loincloth and pectoral necklace.
Head appears to be surmounted by a (possibly) feather crown and
a plaque depicting a feline creature (jaguar?) shown sideview,plus
something else, now much worn and obscured.

I've looked in the usual dictionaries, including Miller and Taube,
but cannot find a triple-headed male god. Anybody want to make
a guess??? As is obvious, this sure isn't my research area...

Thanks much!
Maureen Korp, PhD
University of Ottawa