Popol Vuh: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America (Hardcover)

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Popol Vuh: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America (Hardcover)

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Popol Vuh: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America is a book written by Lewis Spence that explores the ancient Mayan civilization through the retelling of their creation story, the Popol Vuh. The book delves into the history, culture, and mythology of the Kiches people, who were one of the most powerful and influential groups in Central America before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.The Popol Vuh is a sacred text that recounts the creation of the world and the origins of humanity according to the Kiches. It also includes tales of heroism and adventure, such as the story of the hero twins who defeat the lords of the underworld and restore balance to the world. Spence's retelling of the Popol Vuh is both informative and engaging, providing readers with a glimpse into the rich and complex world of the ancient Mayans.In addition to the Popol Vuh, the book also includes other myths and legends from the Kiches, such as the story of the maize god and the ballgame played by the gods. Spence provides historical context for these stories, discussing the social and political structures of the Kiches and their interactions with neighboring civilizations.Overall, Popol Vuh: The Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kiches of Central America is a fascinating and informative read for anyone interested in the mythology and history of the ancient Mayans.This Is A New Release Of The Original 1908 Edition.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.
Product Details ISBN: 9781494126438
ISBN-10: 1494126435
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
Publication Date: March 29th, 2014
Pages: 66
Language: English