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The myth of Quetzalcoatl

Author: Enrique Florescano
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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,  Read more...
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Florescano, Enrique.
Myth of Quetzalcoatl.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)988749015
Named Person: Quetzalcoatl.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enrique Florescano
ISBN: 0801859999 9780801859991 0801871018 9780801871016
OCLC Number: 39313429
Language Note: Translation of: El mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Notes: Translation of: El mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Description: xii, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Other Titles: Mito de Quetzalcóatl.
Responsibility: Enrique Florescano ; translation by Lysa Hochroth ; illustrations by Raúl Velázquez.
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Chapter topics include the diverse manifestations of Quetzalcoatl, the god as civilizing hero, interpretations of his role in creation stories and other myths, and a comparative study of Quetzalcoatl  Read more...

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Florescano... has amassed a wealth of information on the history and cultural significance of Quetzalcoatl. His well-written and scholarly study, nicely translated by Hochroth, presents thorough Read more...

 
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