POPOL VUH A SACRED BOOK OF THE MAYA

POPOL VUH A SACRED BOOK OF THE MAYA

Editorial:
ARTES DE MÉXICO
Año de edición:
Materia
Niños
ISBN:
978-970-683-132-3
Páginas:
85
Encuadernación:
Rústica
Colección:
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THE POPOL VUH, ALSO KNOWN AS THE SACRED BOOK OR THE BIBLE OF THE MAYA K´ICHE´, IS THE LITERARY GEM OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF GUATEMALA. PART ONE STARTS WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE WORLD WAS CREATED BY THE WILL OF THE HEART OF HEAVEN AND THE HEART OF EARTH, THE NAMES THE MAYS K´ICHE´GIVE
TO GOD. THE FIRST ATTEMPT AT CREATION FAILED, AND THE CREATURES WERE ALL DESTROYED BY A FLOOD. AFTER THIS, WE HEAR ABOUT WUQUB´K´AQIX (SEVEN MACAWS) AND HIS VERY ARROGANT SONS, SIPAKNA AND KAB´ RAQAN. THESE INCIDENTS OCCURRED BEFORE HUMANS WERE CREATED AND ARE MYTHIC TALES THAT INTRODUCE
THE AMAZING TWINS, JUNAJPU AND IXB´ALANKE, SUPERNATURAL HEROES. PART TWO RECOUNTS THEIR BATTLES AGAINST THE UNDERWORLD LORDS OF XIB´ALB´A. PART THREE DESCRIBES THE CREATION OF MAN FROM CORN AND THE FATE OF HIS DESCENDANTS WHO POPULATED THE WORLD. PART FOUR LISTS THE LINE OF K´ICHE ´ KINGS UP
TO THE ARRIVAL OF THE SPANICSH CONQUISTADORS.

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