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By Mary Ellen Miller

The myths and ideology of the good pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and interested outsiders ever because the Spanish Conquest. but, in the past, no single-volume advent has existed to behave as a consultant to this labyrinthine symbolic world.

The Gods and logos of historic Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and faith. approximately three hundred entries, from accession to yoke, describe the most gods and logos of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. issues variety from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from construction debts and sacred locations to ritual practices corresponding to bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage. moreover, introductory essays offer succinct bills of Mesoamerican heritage and faith, whereas a considerable bibliographical survey directs the reader to unique resources and up to date discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photos and particularly commissioned line drawings. Mary Miller and Karl Taube draw on their learn within the fast-changing box of Maya reports, and at the most modern Mexican discoveries, to supply an authoritative paintings that might function a regular reference for college students, students, and tourists. photos and illustrations all through

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