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Mexican Mythology - Mesoamerican Mythology and Religion, Aztec Mythology, Maya Mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl, Atlacamani (Paperback) Loot Price: R282
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Mexican Mythology - Mesoamerican Mythology and Religion, Aztec Mythology, Maya Mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl,...
Mexican Mythology - Mesoamerican Mythology and Religion, Aztec Mythology, Maya Mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl,...

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Mexican Mythology - Mesoamerican Mythology and Religion, Aztec Mythology, Maya Mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl, Atlacamani (Paperback)

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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, the fat...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2011
First published: September 2011
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-87822-3
Barcode: 9781157878223
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LSN: 1-157-87822-9

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