MESOAMERICAN MYTHOLOGY

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Mesoamerican Mythology

Author : Kay Almere Read
ISBN : 9780195149098
Genre : Fiction
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An excellent resource, Handbook of Mesoamerican Mythology introduces readers to the mythology of Mexico and Central America. Its chief focus is on Mexican Highland and Maya areas, as they were, and are, of utmost importance to Mesoamerican history. An extensive and edifying introduction defines the nature of myth, the Mesoamericans as a people, and the cultural worldview that informed Mesoamerican mythology. The Handbook presents historical and mythological timelines, with each time period and cultural group fully defined. Also featured is a quick geographical and historical survey of Mesoamerica from the Paleoindian Era to the present, as well as a discussion of some of the challenges and possibilities that structure Mesoamerican studies. Moreover, an extensive reference list and a glossary of cultural and mythological terms are included, and pronunciation guides are given throughout. With an annotated bibliography that ranges from film to websites, fiction to poetry, and from introductory to scholarly works, the book is an all-embracing portal to its subject.
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Mesoamerican Mythology

Author : Tom Daning
ISBN : 1404234012
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explains, in graphic novel format, the Mesoamerican myth of Quetzalcoatl, in which a battle between the gods leads to the creation of earth and sky.
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Mesoamerican Mythology

Author : Graham Faiella
ISBN : 1404207724
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Briefly describes the history of Mesoamerican cultures, explains concepts found within their folklore and mythology, and presents several myths.
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Myths Of The Opossum

Author : Alfredo Lpez Austin
ISBN : 0826350356
Genre : Social Science
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Published in 1990 under the titleLos mitos del tlacuache, this is the first major theoretical study of Mesoamerican mythology by one of the foremost scholars of Aztec ideology. Using the myth cycle of the opossum and the theft of fire from the gods as a touchstone, López Austin constructs a definition of myth that pertains to all of Mesoamerican culture, challenging the notion that to be relevant such studies must occur within a specific culture. Shown here is that much of modern mythology has ancient roots, despite syncretism with Christianity, and can be used to elucidate the pre-Columbian world view. Analysis of pre-Columbian myths can also be used to understand current indigenous myths. Subtopics include the hero and his place in the Mesoamerican pantheon, divine space and human space, mythic event clusters, myth as truth, and the fusion of myth and history. This book presents a unique description of the Mesoamerican world view for students of comparative religion, history of religion, folklore, ethnology, and anthropology.
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Mexican Mythology

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230651276
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Mesoamerican mythology and religion, Aztec mythology, Maya mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl, Atlacamani, Citlalicue, Centzonuitznaua, Atlatonin, Nanauatzin, Citlalatonac, Zipacna, Xumucane, Cochimetl, Huehueteotl, La Llorona, Maya Hero Twins, Dogs in Mesoamerican folklore and myth, Jaguars in Mesoamerican cultures, Wayob, Feathered Serpent, Mesoamerican religion, Duende, Howler Monkey Gods, Mesoamerican world tree, Alux, Mesoamerican flood myths, Xtabay, El Sombreron, Tlahuelpuchi, Mesoamerican creation myths, Aktzin, Chimalman, Lords of the Night, Daykeeper, Centzonmimixcoa, Matlalcueitl, Quiateot, Pipilzintzintli, Quaxolotl. Excerpt: The Maya Hero Twins are the central figures of a narrative included within the colonial Quiche document called Popol Vuh, and constituting the oldest Maya myth to have been preserved in its entirety. Called Hunahpu and Xbalanque in Quiche, the Twins have also been identified in the art of the Classic Mayas (200-900 AD). The Twin motif recurs in many native American mythologies; the Mayan Twins in particular could be considered as mythical ancestors to the Mayan ruling lineages. The sources on the Twins are both written (Popol Vuh, early Spanish historians), and iconographic. Classic Maya iconography clearly demonstrates that the earlier Twin narratives must have diverged considerably from the 16th-century Popol Vuh myth; to what extent, is a matter of dispute. Many versions of the Twin Myth must have circulated among the Mayas, but the only one that survives in a written form is the Classical K'iche' version in the Popol Vuh. According to this version, the Hero Twins were Xbalanque and Hunahpu (Modern K'iche': Xb'alanke and Junajpu) who were ballplayers like their father and uncle, Hun Hunahpu and Vucub Hunahpu. Summoned to Xibalba by the Lords of the Underworld, ..
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Mesoamerican Myths

Author : David West
ISBN : 1404208143
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In graphic novel format, presents three mythological tales from the Aztec and Mayan peoples.
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Central American Mythology Mesoamerican Mythology And Religion Salvadoran Mythology Aztec Mythology Maya Mythology Tezcatlipoca Tonantzin

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ISBN : 1158170203
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Mesoamerican mythology and religion, Salvadoran mythology, Aztec mythology, Maya mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl, Atlacamani, Citlalicue, Centzonuitznaua, Atlatonin, Nanauatzin, Citlalatonac, Zipacna, Xumucane, Cochimetl, Huehueteotl, Maya Hero Twins, Dogs in Mesoamerican folklore and myth, Jaguars in Mesoamerican cultures, Feathered Serpent, Mesoamerican religion, Cadejo, Sihuanaba, Howler Monkey Gods, Mesoamerican world tree, Mesoamerican flood myths, Xtabay, Cipitio, Mesoamerican creation myths, Aktzin, Chimalman, Lords of the Night, Daykeeper, Centzonmimixcoa, Matlalcueitl, Tata Duende, Quiateot, Pipilzintzintli, Quaxolotl. Excerpt: The Maya Hero Twins are the central figures of a narrative included within the colonial Quich document called Popol Vuh, and constituting the oldest Maya myth to have been preserved in its entirety. Called Hunahpu and Xbalanque in Quich, the Twins have also been identified in the art of the Classic Mayas (200-900 AD). The Twin motif recurs in many native American mythologies; the Mayan Twins in particular could be considered as mythical ancestors to the Mayan ruling lineages. The sources on the Twins are both written (Popol Vuh, early Spanish historians), and iconographic. Classic Maya iconography clearly demonstrates that the earlier Twin narratives must have diverged considerably from the 16th-century Popol Vuh myth; to what extent, is a matter of dispute. Many versions of the Twin Myth must have circulated among the Mayas, but the only one that survives in a written form is the Classical K'iche' version in the Popol Vuh. According to this version, the Hero Twins were Xbalanque and Hunahpu (Modern K'iche' Xb'alanke and Junajpu) who were ballplayers like their father and uncle, Hun Hunahpu and Vucub Hunahpu. Summoned to Xibalba by the Lords of the Underworld, the f...
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South And Meso American Mythology A To Z

Author : Ann Bingham
ISBN : 9781438129587
Genre : Science
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From the great Inca, Maya, and Aztec empires to the lesser-known cultures, such as the Olmec people, this revised edition of South and Meso-American Mythology A to Z is a comprehensive reference to the deities, legendary heroes and heroines, objects, animals, and places that make up the mythic lore of the peoples of Meso-America and South America. Learn how these peoples explained Earth's creation and which themes were common throughout the region. This new edition is now in full color for the first time.
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Aztec And Maya Myths

Author : Karl Taube
ISBN : 029278130X
Genre : Social Science
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The myths of the Aztec and Maya derive from a shared Mesoamerican cultural tradition. This is very much a living tradition, and many of the motifs and gods mentioned in early sources are still evoked in the lore of contemporary Mexico and Guatemala. Professor Taube discusses the different sources for Aztec and Maya myths. The Aztec empire began less than 200 years before the Spanish conquest, and our knowledge of their mythology derives primarily from native colonial documents and manuscripts commissioned by the Spanish. The Maya mythology is far older, and our knowledge of it comes mainly from native manuscripts of the Classic period, over 600 years before the Spanish conquest. Drawing on these sources as well as nineteenth- and twentieth-century excavations and research, including the interpretation of the codices and the decipherment of Maya hieroglyphic writing, the author discusses, among other things, the Popol Vuh myths of the Maya, the flood myth of Northern Yucatan, and the Aztec creation myths.
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