Four Creations: An Epic Story of the Chiapas Mayas

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Four Creations is a collection of seventy-four stories told to Gary H. Gossen by Tzotzil Maya storytellers in San Juan Chamula, Mexico. Spanning four cycles of creations, destructions, and restorations from the dawn of cosmic order to the present era, this epic history reveals a distinctly Maya vision of the universe, grand in scope yet leavened with local humor, irony, and the Tzotzil narrators' own critical commentaries. Four Creations includes mythic accounts of modern history, such as the Wars of Independence, the ...

Four Creations: An Epic Story of the Chiapas Mayas 2002, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806133317

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