The Hungry Woman: Myths and Legends of the Aztecs

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Morrow, 1984 - Social Science - 148 pages
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From creation myths to the destruction of ancient Aztec culture by the Spaniards, these are the folktales of Mexico.

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Excellent resource on prominent myths of the mexica peoples. Very informative and with a unique spin on a few of the tales that I've read before. Read full review

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John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York.

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