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Myths of ancient Mexico

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mexico.
    • Subjects:
    • Indian mythology -- Mexico.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Michel Graulich ; translated by Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano and Thelma Ortiz de Montellano.
      SeriesThe civilization of the American Indian series ;, v. 222
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1219.3.R38 G7213 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 370 p. :
      Number of Pages370
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1009250M
      ISBN 100806129107
      LC Control Number96049255


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Myths and Legends of North America: Southwestern Myths of ancient Mexico book States and Mexico features stories from the Hopi, Navajo, Toltec, and other native peoples. Through engaging narration and colorful illustrations, the volume helps children learn how Coyote brought fire to the world, how the Aztec explained the origin of war, and much : $ The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion.

Nearly entries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and by: ancient peoples who raised the teocallis of Mexico and the huacas of Peru.

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