Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya

Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya

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Retold by Victor Montejo, Illustrated by Luis Garay, Translated by David Unger

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  • Publisher: GROUNDWOOD BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 85 pages
  • Dimensions: 201mm x 249mm x 5mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Toronto, Canada
  • ISBN 10: 0888999216
  • ISBN 13: 9780888999214
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 461,207

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The Mayans have long fascinated modern readers with their complex written language, sophisticated mathematics, and advanced astronomy. In Guatemala in 1558, a young Mayan K’iche’ man transcribed what he called a sacred book that ?we can no longer see.” This was the Popul Vuh, the Mayans' written account of the creation of the universe, the gods and demi-gods who occupied that universe, and the story of how man was created by them. Furthermore, it traced, generation by generation, the lineage of the Mayan lords down to their imprisonment and torture by the Spanish invaders. Considered the Mayan bible, the Popol Vuh appears here in an authoritative, gorgeously illustrated version by noted Maya anthropologist Victor Montejo, who has captured all the drama and excitement of one of the world’s great creation stories.

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