Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition Of The Mayan Book Of The Dawn Of Life And The Glories Of

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Dennis Tedlock
Simon and Schuster, 1996 - Social Science - 388 pages
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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century.
This new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over forty new illustrations.
  

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160 hunapu xbalanca ellos de puedeon son menos donde trieres siempre.

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not for the casual reader. the notes are just as long as the actual text, if not longer. however, the translator is a total pro and if you are inclined to read a page or two of notes for every page, you will benefit from it. Read full review

Contents

Illustrations
15
Part Four
16
ILLUSTRATIONS si
20
Introduction
21
Part
32
Divinatory methods that are still in use
33
The head of a bat
46
Sovereign Plumed Serpent
64
So next they entered the midst of the fire
125
This is the making of the oven
131
And then they named their names
138
The yellow corn and white corn were ground
146
It was ahead of the sun
160
It was wound about with coverings
175
And then they remembered what had been said about the east
179
And Bearded Place is the name of the mountain of their citadel
181

Here is the beginning of the defeat and destruction of the day
77
Now this is the defeat and death of Zipacna
84
And now we shall name the name of the father of Hunahpu
91
And these are the lords over everything
92
And here is the account of a maiden
98
All they work at is writing
103
And this is their birth we shall tell of it here
104
So now there was fire in their hearts
111
That creature named the mosquito
117
First they entered Dark House
119
And here are the names of the sixth generation of lords
187
Projectiles alone were the means for breaking the citadels
189
And here are the generations the sequences of lordships
194
Notes and Comments
201
Notes and Comments
209
Sleeping place of the house
229
Glossary
336
Bibliography
363
Index
375
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Dennis Tedlock is McNulty Professor of English and Research Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the coeditor of American Anthropologist and the author of several books.

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