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The legend of Lord Eight Deer : an epic of ancient Mexico

Author: John M D Pohl
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Relates the tale of a powerful conqueror and hero who ruled over the Mixtec people of the Mexican state of Oaxaca between 1063 and 1115. Includes information on how the codices containing the story were deciphered.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pohl, John M.D.
Legend of Lord Eight Deer.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)663392718
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M D Pohl
ISBN: 0195140192 9780195140194 0195140206 9780195140200
OCLC Number: 47054677
Description: 63 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction: The War that Came from Heaven --
Cast of Characters --
The Legend of Lord Eight Deer --
Eight Deer and the Priestess of the Dead --
Queen Six Monkey --
Eight Deer Returns --
Assassination --
The Ball Game --
Journey to the Oracle of the Sun --
Vengeance --
The Final Battle --
The Death of Eight Deer and the Legacy He Left --
The Story Behind the Story.
Responsibility: retold and illustrated by John M.D. Pohl.
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A retelling of the great epic saga of the Mixtec people of Mexico is recorded in pictograms painted on deer-hide codexes more than 500 years ago. Pohl's vivid retelling offers a dynamic look at the  Read more...

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"With a basis in historical fact, the story cycle of Lord Eight Deer is retold from the Mixtec codices. A complex tale, replete with murder, adultery, and dynastic ambitions, the retelling is epic in Read more...

 
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