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An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

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The Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion. Nearly 300 entries, 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 ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published April 17th 1997 by Thames Hudson
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WITCHCRAFT
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great reference material when studying the art and mythology of the Mayans.
Keena
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Informative. Good way to dip your toes into a vast ocean. The focus is more on Aztec/Central Mexico than on the Maya. Descriptions of the various calendar systems is helpful.
Jeffrey
Jul 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Illustrated dictionary. First class reference book.First paperback edition 1997
Lindsey
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Francisco Becerra
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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.
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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.
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This book works for all of them that want to write or know some general things about Mesoamerican culture.
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