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Author Florescano, Enrique.

Title The myth of Quetzalcoatl / Enrique Florescano ; translation by Lysa Hochroth ; illustrations by Raúl Velázquez.

Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  299.72 FLOR    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Mito de Quetzalcóatl. English
Physical description xii, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes Translation of: El mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-280) and index.
Contents 1. The Diverse Manifestations of the Divinity -- 2. Ce Acatl Topiltzin Quetzalcoatl: The Hero of Civilization -- 3. Interpretations -- 4. Toward a New Interpretation of the Myth of Quetzalcoatl -- 5. The Children of the Mother Goddess: Dumuzi, Tammuz, Osiris, Adonis, Persephone, and Quetzalcoatl.
Summary In this comprehensive study, Enrique Florescano traces the spread of the worship of the Plumed Serpent, and the multiplicity of interpretations that surround him, by comparing the Palenque inscriptions (ca. A.D. 690), the Vienna Codex (pre-Hispanic Conquest), the Historia de los Mexicanos (1531), the Popul Vuh (ca. 1554), and numerous other texts. He also consults and reproduces archeological evidence from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, demonstrating how the myth of Quetzalcoatl extends throughout Mesoamerica.
Subject Quetzalcoatl (Aztec deity)
Aztecs -- Religion.
Aztec art.
Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Indian art -- Mexico.
ISBN 0801859999 (acid-free paper)