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Black rainbow : legends of the Incas and myths of ancient Peru

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0374308292 9780374308292
OCLC Number: 2604622
Description: 131 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Inca land and Inca culture. Religion in ancient Peru. Designing the world. Inca history. Literature. The myth of Coniraya and Cahuillaca.--Legends of the Incas: The rod of gold. Mayta Capac. The storm. The vanishing bride. A messenger in black. The oracle at Huamachuco. The llama herder and the daughter of the sun.--A latter-day legend: Utca Paucar.--Myths of ancient Peru: Viracocha. Coniraya and Cahuillaca. The macaw woman.--Myths that have survived: The serpent. The condor seeks a wife. The rainbow. The boy who rose to the sky.--Modern fables and animal tales: The moth. Why the fox has a huge mouth. The dancing fox. The mouse husband. The grateful dove.
Responsibility: edited and translated by John Bierhorst ; decorations by Jane Byers Bierhorst.

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