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Maya Gods and Monsters: Supernatural Stories from the Underworld and Beyond

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Through captivating stories and lush illustrations, this book draws on ancient myth and lore of the Maya people and gives life to wild and quirky gods, magical monsters, and strange creatures. Fiery characters such as the Lords of the Underworld, Water Lily Jaguar, and the Horrible White Bone Centipede reveal Maya creation myths from centuries ago. Fifteen stories blend th ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published April 1st 2017 by Thrums Books
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Patrick
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Delightful illustrations in this book. I have always been interested to native lore and this book delivers on that score, and from a culture other than what I am used to reading about! Hurray!
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Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Melanie Dillon for San Diego Book Review

Throughout history, humans have felt an inherent need to understand everything around them. What we can't explain with science, we fill in with stories, religion, or both. In modern times, we now have science to fill in a large number of the knowledge gaps that were previously unknown to us. However, in ancient history, for the most part what we had were stories to be passed on from generation to generation.

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Jim Cantu
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Jun 27, 2017
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A beautifully illustrated, quirky, brilliant re-telling of Maya legend and lore.
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