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An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya Informative Good way to dip your toes into a vast ocean The focus ison Aztec Central Mexico than on the Maya Descriptions of the various calendar systems is helpful. If you re new to studying Mesoamerican art, than this illustrated dictionary is your new bestfriend While it does not have everything, I can not imagine having gone through all of my Mesoamerican studies without it. Illustrated dictionary First class reference book.First paperback edition 1997 Doesn t really sit well as a curl up with a cup of coffee and read book But is a great encyclopedia of the gods goddesses of these cultures, with several examples of the artwork related to them. This book is a marvelous journey to mesoamerican myth and legend, and of itself a marvelous companion to books like The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols Being a latin american, this book is also a journey to my roots, to part of my ancestry, which is also a rediscovery of the world The only faulty thing about this book is that is in B W This book is a marvelous journey to mesoamerican myth and legend, and of itself a marvelous companion to books like The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols Being a latin american, this book is also a journey to my roots, to part of my ancestry, which is also a rediscovery of the world The only faulty thing about this book is that is in BW Excellent dictionary I am used to read mythologies in some chronological order or like stories, so it was hard for me to link some figures Had to re read it However, really enjoyed. The myths and beliefs of the great Precolumbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest Yet, until now, no single volume introduction has existed to act as a guide to this labyrinthine symbolic world In The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya nearlyentries, from accession to yoke, describe the main gods and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts and sacred places to ritual practices such as bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage Two introductory essays provide succinct accounts of Mesoamerican history and religion, while a substantial bibliographical survey directs the reader to original sources and recent discussions Dictionary entries are illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned line drawings This authoritative work serves as a standard reference for students, scholars, and travelers I was working with this last year to help me navigate some of the sub themes in my one act It was useful but since i have no plans to revisit that work, I ll never read all of the entries. This book works for all of them that want to write or know some general things about Mesoamerican culture.


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