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Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya

The Great Classic of Central American Spirituality, Translated fromthe Original Maya Text

by Allen J. Christenson

  • 220 Want to read
  • 9 Currently reading

Published by University of Oklahoma Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies - Spirituality,
  • American - Native American,
  • Ethnic & Tribal,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Sociology,
  • Quichâe Indians,
  • Quichâe mythology,
  • Religion

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages327
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7940183M
    ISBN 100806138394
    ISBN 109780806138398

      In Guatemala in , 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 Brand: Groundwood Books. Read the following excerpt from the sacred Maya book Popol Vuh. Note that in the excerpt, the Maya forefathers are talking to the animals they just created. Then they [the Maya forefathers] said to them [the animals]: “Because it has not been possible for you to talk, you shall be changed.

    The mythology of the Quiché is believed to correspond quite closely to that of the Pre-Classic Maya, as depicted in the San Bartolo murals, and iconography from the Classic period often contains motifs that are interpretable as scenes from the Popol Vuh. Popol Vuh - Chapter 1. Extract from the book.   Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya - The Great Classic of Central American Spirituality, Translated from the Original Maya Text / Edition 1 available in Paperback, NOOK Book Read an excerpt of this book!Brand: University of Oklahoma Press.

    Popol Vuh book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the first complete version in English of the Book of the People /5. Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book Of The Ancient Quiche Maya. by Recinos, Adrian/ Goetz, Delia/ Morley, Aylvanus G. (Trn) This is the first complete version in English of the "Book of the People" of the Quiche Maya, the most powerful nation of the Guatemalan highlands in pre-Conquest times and a branch of the ancient Maya, whose remarkable.


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Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya by Allen J. Christenson Download PDF EPUB FB2

In Popol Vuh, anonymous Mayan authors excellently combine both the history and the lore of the Quiché Maya to tell the story of their origin and explain their existence as well as explain why things in the world happened the way that they did. As an AP World History student, I found this book incredibly s:   In Guatemala ina 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 /5(19).

The Popol Vuh is the most important example of Maya literature to have survived the Spanish conquest. It is also one of the world’s great creation accounts, comparable to the beauty and power of Genesis. Most previous translations have relied on Spanish versions rather than the original K’iche’-Maya text.4/5.

The Popol Vuh (K'iche' for "Council Book" or "Book of the Community"; Popol Wu'uj in modern spelling; is a book written in the Classical Quiché language containing mythological narratives and a genealogy of the rulers of the Post-Classic Quiché Maya kingdom of highland Guatemala.

Popol Vuh, the Quiche 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/5().

The Popol Vuh (variously translated as ‘The Council Book’, ‘The Book of the People’ or literally as ‘The Book of the Mat’) is the corpus of mythological and historical narratives, including the creation story according to the Quiché-Maya : Dhwty.

The Popol Vuh is a narrative of the cosmogony, history, and traditions of the K'iche' Maya before the Spanish conquest in That narrative is presented in three parts. Popol Vuh: Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya People. Electronic version of Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, ).

The Popol Vuh is a sacred Maya text which narrates the Maya creation myths and describes the early Maya dynasties. Most of the Maya books were destroyed by zealous priests during the colonial era: the Popol Vuh survived by chance and the original is currently housed at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

The Popol Vuh is the story of creation according to the Quiche Maya of the region known today as Guatemala. Translated as `The Council Book', The Book of the People' or, literally, `The Book of the Mat', the work has been referred to as "The Mayan Bible" although this comparison is Popol Vuh is not regarded by the Maya as `the word of God' nor as sacred scripture Author: Joshua J.

Mark. The Popol Vuh is a creation story and mythical history of the Quiche Maya, and one of their few books to survive. This first English translation of the book is still one of the best and certainly a great source for gaining an understanding of Mayan religion and belief/5(11).

In Popol Vuh, anonymous Mayan authors excellently combine both the history and the lore of the Quiché Maya to tell the story of their origin and explain their existence as well as explain why things in the world happened the way that they did.

As an AP World History student, I found this book Reviews: Buy Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya by Christenson, Allen J., Christenson, Allen J.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(41). In Popol Vuh, anonymous Mayan authors excellently combine both the history and the lore of the Quiché Maya to tell the story of their origin and explain their existence as well as explain why things in the world happened the way that they did.

As an AP World History student, I found this book incredibly intriguing/5. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5.

Popol Vuh: Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya People. Electronic version of Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya (University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, ). POPOL VUH - Mesoweb “Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya” marks the first attempt to provide a simplified yet authoritative version of the Maya creation story for children and.

The Popol Vuh is a sacred text of the Quiche Maya, from the area now known as Guatemala. It is considered one of the most important pieces of. The Popol Vuh which is translated as the Book of the community or Book of advice is an ancient work of literature, a collection of mythical, legendary and historical narratives of the K’iche ‘people, the Guatemalan Maya people.

The book, of great historical and spiritual value, has been called Sacred Book or the Bible of the Mayas by many. Page 4, Popol Vuh: the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life - Dennis Tedlock with commentary based on the ancient Venus as the morning star if I looked out the window of my study early enough.

Thinking back over my work on the Popol Vuh brings a great many people to mind; I apologize in advance to those who should have been remembered here but were not. “Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya” marks the first attempt to provide a simplified yet authoritative version of the Maya creation story for children and adults who are unfamiliar with the.

Allen J. Christenson has given us a brilliant translation (packed with very helpful notes) of the Popol Vuh, the Sacred Book of the Quiché Maya, the "book that pertains to the mat."The "mat" is the royal throne upon which the king gave counsel to his people, with the fibers symbolizing the interlaced community remembered in the text/5.Mayan civilization once flourished in what is today Guatemala and the Yucatan.

The Mayan sacred book the Popol Vuh tells of the creation of the universe, the world of gods and demi-gods and the creation of mankind. Seller Inventory # AAC More information about this seller | Contact this seller 6.The Popol Vuh is the most important example of Maya literature to have survived the Spanish conquest.

It is also one of the world's great creation accounts, comparable to the beauty and power of 4/5(1).