The mythology of Mesoamerica, which encompasses the general region of Central America, is a vast mixture of mythologies from many cultures. Yet even with so many cultures in the mix, each of the mythologies covers the same basic themes, including those about creation and the afterlife. Accompanying the text are brilliant, full-color images to capture the imagination. Supports English language arts content standards requiring students to identify and analyze the characteristics of various literary forms and genres, such as myths.
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Concepts of Mesoamerican Mythology
Mythological Features of
Great Myths of the Maya and the Aztecs
Remains of Mesoamerican
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