Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings
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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Andres Xiloj animals Artisan Auilix Balam ball court Bearded Place birds Blood Woman blowgun bones burned Cakchiquels called canyon Cauec lords Chilam Balam citadel classic Maya copal corn Cotuha dawn day names daykeepers Deer defeated divinatory divine Dresden Codex earth east face father founding of Rotten Four Hundred Boys give Glossary gods grandmother Greathouses Guatemala Hacauitz head Heart of Sky human Hunahpu and Xbalanque Hurricane Ilocs Jaguar Night Jaguar Quitze Keeper laughing falcon literally Lord Quiches lords of Xibalba lordship Mahucutah maiden Maker Mayan Mesoamerica messengers Momostenango Monkey moon mother-father mountain mouth Nacxit Nahua owls Palenque penitents and sacrificers Plumed Serpent Popol Vuh Queh Quiche lineages Quiche lords Reception House Mat reign of Quicab road Rotten Cane Seven Death Seven Hunahpu Seven Macaw shrines Sovereign Plumed Serpent stone Tedlock Thunderbolt Tohil told translated tree True Jaguar Tulan Zuyua vassals verb stem word Xmucane Zipacna