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An illustrated dictionary of the gods and symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

Author: Mary Ellen Miller; Karl Taube
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, ©1993
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The myths and beliefs of the great Precolumbian civilizations of Mesoamerica have baffled and fascinated outsiders ever since the Spanish Conquest. This book describes the main gods and symboles of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs and Aztecs. Topics range from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from creation accounts of Mesoamerican history and relition, while a substantial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Miller; Karl Taube
ISBN: 0500279284 9780500279281
OCLC Number: 59601185
Notes: Originally published as: The gods and symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya.
Description: 214 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Gods and symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya
Responsibility: Mary Miller and Karl Taube.

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This is a dictionary of Mesoamerican mythology and religion, which seeks to act as a guide to the labyrinthine symbolic world. Nearly 300 entries describe the main gods and symbols, accompanied by  Read more...

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'A unique compendium of terms and their explanations...the erudition here is unmatched' - Science 'Well-written and comprehensive...the book has not left my desk' - Latin American Antiquity

 
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