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Popol Vuh by Anonymous
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Aug 12, 2012

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It's always interesting reading primary source material for what a people thought about their world. This work is particularly interesting because it represents stories written down when the Mayan culture was in transition, as the Spanish had already taken over the region. There's a sense of people trying to preserve who they were and what they thought before it was lost.

This is to a degree reflected in the story itself, which covers waves of creation interwoven with the adventures of the Mayan Hero Twins.

This translation does a great job at capturing the rhythm of the language, while providing good background contextual elements.

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