The rabbit on the face of the moon: mythology in the mesoamerican tradition

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University of Utah Press, 1996 - History - 157 pages
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The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon is a collection of articles on mythology in the Mesoamerican tradition by Alfredo Lopez Austin, one of the foremost scholars of ancient Mesoamerican thought. Their span is diverse: myths and names, eclipses, stars, left and right, Mexica origins, Aztec incantations, animals, and the incorporation of Christian elements into the living mythologies of Mexico.

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User Review  - aethercowboy - LibraryThing

Most people are familiar with the Japanese folklore of Tsuki no Usagi (especially fans of the show Sailor Moon, in which the protagonist's name is "Tsukino Usagi"). This mythic creature is also called ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kat van Loon - Goodreads

I read this as research for world-building in one of my books, so my enjoyment and rating of it is based on that premise. I can't speak to the *accuracy* of much of what Austin says, but I can say that it was inspiring and definitely interesting. Read full review

Contents

The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon
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Three representations of the moon as a vessel containing a rabbit
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Mixtec representation of the moon
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