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The mythology of Mexico and Central America, John Bierhorst

Label
The mythology of Mexico and Central America
Title
The mythology of Mexico and Central America
Statement of responsibility
John Bierhorst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Discusses the mythology from Indians of various regions of Mexico and Central America, describing origins, comparing the similar tales, and presenting some of the myths themselves
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
398.2/08997072
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1219.3.R38
LC item number
B54 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The mythology of Mexico and Central America, John Bierhorst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-233) and index
Contents
  • pt. 1. The storytellers : Central Mexico ; Oaxaca ; Southern Mesoamerica ; Northwest Mexico ; Lower Central America -- pt. 2. The basic myths : Beginnings : The emergence of ancestors (Aztec) ; The man of crops (Jicaque) ; Why the earth eats the dead (Bribri) ; Opossum steals fire (Mazatec) -- Destructions and new beginnings : The loss of the ancients (Tarahumara) ; The flood myth (Mixe) ; The seeds of humanity (Guaymí) ; The tree and the flood (Cabécar) -- The quest for corn : The hidden corn (Mopan) ; Corn woman's marriage (Cora) ; The grasshoppers and the corn (Pipil) --
  • Sun myths : The sun and the fire (Huichol) ; How the sun was named (Yaqui) ; The childhood of Sun and Moon (Chatino) ; Sun and his brothers (Tzotzil) ; The courtship of Sun and Moon (Kekchi) -- Journeys to the other world : Thunder's apprentice (Mam) ; The dead wife (Mískito) ; The buzzard husband (Tzutujil) ; The visit to the animal master (Chinantec) -- pt. 3. Building mythologies : Myths in sequence ; Gods and the ordering of space ; Adventures of the hero ; Writing history ; Myths and nationalism
Control code
132574
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 239 p.
Isbn
9780688067212
Lccn
90005879
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm21336567
  • (OCoLC)21336567
Label
The mythology of Mexico and Central America, John Bierhorst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-233) and index
Contents
  • pt. 1. The storytellers : Central Mexico ; Oaxaca ; Southern Mesoamerica ; Northwest Mexico ; Lower Central America -- pt. 2. The basic myths : Beginnings : The emergence of ancestors (Aztec) ; The man of crops (Jicaque) ; Why the earth eats the dead (Bribri) ; Opossum steals fire (Mazatec) -- Destructions and new beginnings : The loss of the ancients (Tarahumara) ; The flood myth (Mixe) ; The seeds of humanity (Guaymí) ; The tree and the flood (Cabécar) -- The quest for corn : The hidden corn (Mopan) ; Corn woman's marriage (Cora) ; The grasshoppers and the corn (Pipil) --
  • Sun myths : The sun and the fire (Huichol) ; How the sun was named (Yaqui) ; The childhood of Sun and Moon (Chatino) ; Sun and his brothers (Tzotzil) ; The courtship of Sun and Moon (Kekchi) -- Journeys to the other world : Thunder's apprentice (Mam) ; The dead wife (Mískito) ; The buzzard husband (Tzutujil) ; The visit to the animal master (Chinantec) -- pt. 3. Building mythologies : Myths in sequence ; Gods and the ordering of space ; Adventures of the hero ; Writing history ; Myths and nationalism
Control code
132574
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 239 p.
Isbn
9780688067212
Lccn
90005879
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm21336567
  • (OCoLC)21336567

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