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Author Markman, Roberta H.

Title The flayed God : the mesoamerican mythological tradition : sacred texts and images from pre-Columbian Mexico and Central America / Roberta H. Markman and Peter T. Markman.

Published [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1992.

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 UniM Bail  299.0792 MARK    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xvi, 456 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-445) and index.
Contents Myths and Mythic Images -- Guide to Pronunciation -- I. Introduction: The Historical Framework -- II. The Figure of the Goddess: The Mythological Images of the Village Cultures. The Mythic Images -- III. Of Time, Space, and Earth: The Mythology of the Urban Tradition -- IV. The Fourfold Unfolding: The Myths of Creation. Maya Creation Myths. Aztec Creation Myths. Mixtec Creation Myths. An Izapan Creation Myth. Cosmological Images -- V. Flayed Gods, Snake Women, and Were-Jaguars: The Myths of Fertility. The Flayed God. The Great Goddess. The Gods of Rain and Storm -- VI. Feathered Serpents and Hero Twins: The Mythic Structure of Rulership. The Mythic Paradigm of the Ruler. The Maya Hero Journey. The Aztec Hero Journey. The Migration Myth in its Aztec Embodiment.
Other author Markman, Peter T.
Subject Indians of Mexico -- Religion.
Aztecs -- Religion.
Mayas -- Religion.
Aztec mythology.
Maya mythology.
ISBN 0062505289 (acid-free paper) : $30.00 (Canada $40.00) (UK £20.00)
0062507494