Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life
Popol Vuh, the Quiche Mayan book of creation is not only the most important text in the native language 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 Quiche Kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was translated into the Roman alphabet in the 16th century. The new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over 40 new illustrations.
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Review: Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories ofUser Review - Kevin - Goodreads
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