The Hero Twins

Author by : Dan Jolley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Graphic Universe ™
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Description : A retelling, in graphic novel form, of the Mayan myth of the twin brothers, Hunahpu and Xbalanque, who anger the Lords of Xibalba, rulers of the land of the dead.


Aztec Mayan Myths

Author by : David West
Languange : en
Publisher by : Salariya Publishers
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Total Read : 20
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Description : "Mesoamerica was a vast area that included Mexico and Central America, it was home to the Aztec, and Mayan civilisations. Although these cultures have long since disappeared read about their creation myths and the Hero twins ..." [Back cover].


Maya Sacred Geography And The Creator Deities

Author by : Karen Bassie-Sweet
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Oklahoma Press
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Total Read : 34
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Description : The K’iche’ Maya creation story preserved in the sixteenth-century manuscript Popol Vuh describes the origin of the world and its people in a setting long assumed to be the Guatemalan central highlands. Now a scholar with a deep knowledge of Maya history shows that all of these mythological events occurred at specific locations and that this landscape was the template for the Maya worldview. Examining the primary Maya deities, Karen Bassie-Sweet links geographic features to gods and beliefs. She reconstructs key elements of the Popol Vuh to argue that the three volcanoes around Lake Atitlan were the three thunderbolt gods and that the lake was the center of the world. She also shows that the Maya view of the creation of humans is centered on corn and examines core beliefs about the corn cycle to propose that the creation myth was established much earlier in Maya history than previously supposed. Generously illustrated, Maya Sacred Geography and the Creator Deities is a detailed ethnohistorical analysis of Maya religion, cosmology, and ritual practice that convincingly links mythology to the land. A comprehensive treatment of Maya religion, it provides an essential resource for scholars and will fascinate any reader captivated by these ancient beliefs.


The Ashgate Research Companion To Monsters And The Monstrous

Author by : Asa Simon Mittman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 98
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Description : The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics, and cultural and media studies. The companion will offer scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.


Exploring Maya Ritual Caves

Author by : Stanislav Chládek
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman Altamira
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Total Read : 49
Total Download : 378
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Description : Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and artifacts are discussed. Chládek, an intrepid explorer, then describes important caves that he has recently visited and provides photos of their wonders.


The Twin Princes

Author by : Tedd Arnold
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Total Read : 39
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Description : Two chicken princes who are twins take part in a contest to determine which one will inherit the throne.


Race To The Sun

Author by : Rebecca Roanhorse
Languange : en
Publisher by : Disney Electronic Content
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Total Read : 43
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Description : Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss at the oil and gas company, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he's a threat, but her father won't believe her. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving behind a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend, Davery, are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. Their aid will come at a price: the kids must pass a series of trials in which it seems like nature itself is out to kill them. If Nizhoni, Mac, and Davery can reach the House of the Sun, they will be outfitted with what they need to defeat the ancient monsters Mr. Charles has unleashed. But it will take more than weapons for Nizhoni to become the hero she was destined to be . . . Timeless themes such as the importance of family and respect for the land resonate in this funny, fast-paced, and exciting quest adventure set in the American Southwest.


Maya Cosmogenesis 2012

Author by : John Major Jenkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Total Read : 48
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Description : While researching the 2012 end-date of the Maya Calendar, John Major Jenkins decoded the Maya's galactic cosmology. The Maya discovered that the periodic alignment of the Sun with the center of the Milky Way galaxy is the formative influence on human evolution. These alignments also define a series of World Ages. The fourth age ends on December 21, 2012, when an epoch chapter in human history will come to an end. Maya Cosmogenisis 2012 reveals the Maya's insight into the cyclic nature of time, and prepares us for our own cosmogenesis--the birth of a new world.


The Hidden Maya

Author by : Martin Brennan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
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Description : Brennan uses Plains Indian handsigns and other communication symbols to decipher Maya inscriptions, revealing hidden messages that have not been understood for hundreds of years.


The Book Of The Navajo

Author by : Raymond Friday Locke
Languange : en
Publisher by : Holloway House Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 78
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File Size : 55,7 Mb
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