Mayan Mythology

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Greenhaven Publishing LLC, May 4, 2012 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 104 pages
Author Stephen Currie provides readers with an intriguing look at the mythology of the Mayan culture. He explains how the beliefs, values, and experiences of that culture are represented in its treasured stories. Topics covered include creation stories, myths of culture heroes such as the Hero Twins, and tales of the gods of maize, rain, and wind, as well as the malevolent spirits of the underworld, Xilbaba. This volume has a map of the Mayan civilization, a genealogy grid for the Hero Twins, a table of major characters with name pronunciations and brief descriptions, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, a bibliography of sources for further study, and a subject index.
 

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Contents

Map of the Mayan Civilizations
4
Family Tree of the Hero Twins
5
Major Characters in Mayan Mythology
6
Rise and Fall
8
The Maya
11
Gods and Goddesses
28
Creation
44
The Hero Twins
59
Notes
91
Glossary
94
For More Information
95
Index
97
Picture Credits
103
About the Author
104
Back Cover
105
Copyright

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