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The Myths of Mexico and Peru
by Lewis Spence
Creation myths, legends of Quetzalcoatl, Tlaloc, the Rain-God, The Bird Bride, Thonapa, and many more. Over 60 photos and illustrations.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 9th 1995 by Dover Publications
(first published 1913)
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Initially, I thought this book would fulfill my need for myths and folk tales of the American aborigine, but I was actually wrong. The myths here and tales are too short to carry one away into another past, but they still are interesting enough to allow one a little understanding into the background of Latin American heritage. This is a good read for true fans of that nature, otherwise, you must go elsewhere.
After graduating from Edinburgh University he pursued a career in journalism. In 1899 he married Helen Bruce. He was an editor at The Scotsman 1899-1906, editor of The Edinburgh Magazine for a year, 1904–05, then an editor at The British Weekly, 1906-09. In this time his interest was sparked in the myth and folklore of Mexico and Central America, resulting in his popularisation of the Mayan Popul ...moreMore about Lewis Spence...