Aztec and Maya Myths

Aztec and Maya Myths❴Read❵ ➲ Aztec and Maya Myths Author Karl A. Taube – Heartforum.co.uk 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 i 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 Aztec and PDF or and gods mentioned in early sources are still evoked in the lore of contemporary Mexico and GuatemalaProfessor Taube discusses the different sources for Aztec and Maya Myths The Aztec empire began less thanyears 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, overyears before the Spanish conquestDrawing on these sources as well as nineteenth and twentiethcentury 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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    Aztec and Maya Myths PDF/EPUB ☆ Aztec and PDF or Spanish The Maya mythology is far older, and our knowledge of it comes mainly from native manuscripts of the Classic period, overyears before the Spanish conquestDrawing on these sources as well as nineteenth and twentiethcentury 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 80 pages
  • Aztec and Maya Myths
  • Karl A. Taube
  • English
  • 26 March 2019
  • 9780292781306

10 thoughts on “Aztec and Maya Myths

  1. J says:

    This book is really excellent. I highly recommend it for lovers of mythology or anyone who is looking to know about these two cultures. I also really like the fact that you can see the symbolism inherent in so many of these stories. Often the Aztec are remembered only for human sacrifice, and not their technological innovation or their or the Mayans fascinating cosmology.

  2. Johanna says:

    The names, man. The names. By the time three pages had passed, I already forget if the one I'm looking corresponds to a God or the name of a place the said God inspire. Phew.

    Perhaps this is one reason why we have so many Greek, Egyptian, and Norse myths retelling but less so from the Mesoamericans. It's definitely not because the latter is anything less amusing. What do you want from a myth? Origin of creation? Check. Conflict between the gods? Trip to the underworld? Battles among celestial bodies? Human sacrifices? Aztecs and Mayans have 'em.

    My failure-to-imagine-the-pronounciation-of-names aside, this book delivered enough for me (as a beginner) to understand both the myths and how they reflect the peoples. Aztec and Mayan myths share similar traits: the belief of previous worlds and how the present one began with a flood. Pick it up if you were as clueless as I was; you're in for a treat.

  3. Eloise Sunshine says:

    If you are just beginning your journey getting better aquianted with Aztec and Maya culture, this book is very good for the start. I myself am more curious rather than a devoted fan. I believe all our cultures and history is interconnected all around the globe and I found an interesting connection between a Maya god to Indian goddess to Estonian heritage.
    Not sure how deeply I will ever dig into the Meso-American history, culture and mythology, but this book sure gave a good enough overview to the general background and a good enough starting point to understanding them littlebit better.

  4. Jandro says:

    I have had this book on my shelf for years and I've finally finished reading it. This is a very dense, but rewarding text. The pictures are minimal, but the information is plentiful. I read this as research for a project and I'm now planning to go down the rabbit hole of many of the books mentioned in this book. Recommended.

  5. Samhain says:

    A nice introduction to those myths. I just wish they had been a bonus page to explain how the words worked: pronunciation, accentuation, meaning... It would have been a great addition to fully enter the Aztec and Maya's world.

  6. Chabibliophile says:

    This book is really good and really interesting but I think it needs more than a map as illustration, thats the only bad point

  7. Briana says:

    Read like a textbook so a bit boring in some areas but it was an interesting book

  8. AJ says:

    I am used to reading books with a more palatable flair than is posed in this book. I think the author did a good job at providing a historical perspective. As such, the title is misleading as a large amount of the book focuses on the history of the Aztec, Mayan, and Yucatan texts. It is known that these texts have been destroyed or hard to find. Of course, the conquering of the people could not have helped since a large number of ancient scribes / texts were seized by Christians. Regardless, I had hoped to explore more of the ancient mythology in this book. While the book provided a reasonable overview, I found that there was less mythology and more history. I still learned some interesting facts. I am woefully disappointed in the execution and storytelling in this book.

  9. Matte says:

    Great introduction into the mythology of Aztec and Maya!
    Not very in depth but you have to start somewhere and this book is brilliant start.
    Al about the gods of mesoamerica, amid the beginning and endings of worlds and civilization.

  10. pjr8888 says:

    an illustrated capsule overview of the basic mythological underpinnings of these two pre-Colombian Mexican civilizations.

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