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Central American Mythology: Mesoamerican Mythology and Religion, Salvadoran Mythology, Aztec Mythology, Maya Mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin Source Wikipedia

Central American Mythology: Mesoamerican Mythology and Religion, Salvadoran Mythology, Aztec Mythology, Maya Mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin

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Published August 18th 2011
ISBN : 9781158170203
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30 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Mesoamerican mythology and religion, Salvadoran mythology, Aztec mythology, Maya mythology,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: Mesoamerican mythology and religion, Salvadoran mythology, Aztec mythology, Maya mythology, Tezcatlipoca, Tonantzin, Ayauhteotl, Atlacamani, Citlalicue, Centzonuitznaua, Atlatonin, Nanauatzin, Citlalatonac, Zipacna, Xumucane, Cochimetl, Huehueteotl, Maya Hero Twins, Dogs in Mesoamerican folklore and myth, Jaguars in Mesoamerican cultures, Feathered Serpent, Mesoamerican religion, Cadejo, Sihuanaba, Howler Monkey Gods, Mesoamerican world tree, Mesoamerican flood myths, Xtabay, Cipitio, Mesoamerican creation myths, Aktzin, Chimalman, Lords of the Night, Daykeeper, Centzonmimixcoa, Matlalcueitl, Tata Duende, Quiateot, Pipilzintzintli, Quaxolotl. Excerpt: The Maya Hero Twins are the central figures of a narrative included within the colonial Quich document called Popol Vuh, and constituting the oldest Maya myth to have been preserved in its entirety. Called Hunahpu and Xbalanque in Quich, the Twins have also been identified in the art of the Classic Mayas (200-900 AD). The Twin motif recurs in many native American mythologies- the Mayan Twins in particular could be considered as mythical ancestors to the Mayan ruling lineages. The sources on the Twins are both written (Popol Vuh, early Spanish historians), and iconographic. Classic Maya iconography clearly demonstrates that the earlier Twin narratives must have diverged considerably from the 16th-century Popol Vuh myth- to what extent, is a matter of dispute. Many versions of the Twin Myth must have circulated among the Mayas, but the only one that survives in a written form is the Classical Kiche version in the Popol Vuh. According to this version, the Hero Twins were Xbalanque and Hunahpu (Modern Kiche Xbalanke and Junajpu) who were ballplayers like their father and uncle, Hun Hunahpu and Vucub Hunahpu. Summoned to Xibalba by the Lords of the Underworld, the f...