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By Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

This nuanced account explores Maya mythology during the lens of artwork, textual content, and tradition. It bargains a huge reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, lengthy thought of an authoritative textual content, that is greater understood as one amongst many the most important assets for the translation of historical Maya paintings and delusion. utilizing fabrics accrued throughout Mesoamerica, Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos bridges the distance among written texts and inventive representations, selecting key legendary matters and uncovering their adaptations in narratives and visible depictions. significant characters—including a secluded younger goddess, a malevolent grandmother, a lifeless father, and the younger gods who turned the sunlight and the moon—are pointed out in pottery, sculpture, mural portray, and hieroglyphic inscriptions. Highlighting such formerly ignored subject matters as sexuality and generational struggles, this fantastically illustrated publication paves the way in which for a brand new realizing of Maya myths and their lavish expression in historic art.

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