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Gods of Sun and Sacrifice: Aztec and Maya Myth (Myth and Mankind)

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The ancient Aztecs and Maya, and the cultures that preceded them, had a complex and colorful mythology. According to one Aztec myth, for instance, the sun needs sustenance from human blood and hearts in order to rise and set. In a Maya creation myth, humans come into being after the gods shed their blood onto corn created from bones. In many of these ancient cultures, real ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published 1997 by Time Life
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Very good basic book on the cultural and religios aspects of Mesoamerican culture. I want to read more now!
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Fascinating book about Mesoamerican Gods. So so strange and their art was astounding. I am curious how much in this book is outdated with new research.

2012 is right around the corner and I certainly am not ready to face Tezcatlipoca.
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