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By Mary Ellen Miller

The myths and ideology of the good pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and involved outsiders ever because the Spanish Conquest. but, beforehand, no single-volume advent has existed to behave as a consultant to this labyrinthine symbolic world.

The Gods and logos of historic Mexico and the Maya is the first-ever English-language dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and faith. approximately three hundred entries, from accession to yoke, describe the most gods and emblems of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs. themes variety from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from construction money owed and sacred areas to ritual practices comparable to bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage. moreover, introductory essays offer succinct debts of Mesoamerican historical past and faith, whereas a considerable bibliographical survey directs the reader to unique resources and up to date discussions. Dictionary entries are illustrated with photos and specifically commissioned line drawings. Mary Miller and Karl Taube draw on their study within the fast-changing box of Maya reviews, and at the newest Mexican discoveries, to provide an authoritative paintings that would function a typical reference for college kids, students, and tourists. photos and illustrations all through

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