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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Mexico.

Subjects:

  • Indian mythology -- Mexico.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Michel Graulich ; translated by Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano and Thelma Ortiz de Montellano.
SeriesThe civilization of the American Indian series ;, v. 222
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF1219.3.R38 G7213 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 370 p. :
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1009250M
ISBN 100806129107
LC Control Number96049255

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Explore the fascinating diversity of the myths and legends from two of the world's most ancient cultures - the Aztecs and the Maya. In an accessible A-Z format, this book provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on over key characters and religious sites.4/5(16). Myths and Legends of North America: Southwestern United States and Mexico features stories from the Hopi, Navajo, Toltec, and other native peoples. Through engaging narration and colorful illustrations, the volume helps children learn how Coyote brought fire to the world, how the Aztec explained the origin of war, and much : $ The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. Nearly entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and by: ancient peoples who raised the teocallis of Mexico and the huacas of Peru. True, the middle of the century was not altogether without its Americanist explorers, but the researches of these were performed in a manner so perfunctory that but few additions to the science resulted from their labours.