The Creation Myth "Popol Vuh": Maya Book of Creation
A look at the Maya creation story which can be found in the "Popol Vuh", and acts as a window into the religious, secular, psychological, and environmental life of the Maya people.
# 1094 | 1,690 words | 4 sources | 2000 |
Published on Apr 23, 2001 in Anthropology (Pre-Historic) , Religion and Theology (Other) , Religion and Theology (General) , Anthropology (General) , Archaeology (General)
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From the Paper:"Universal to virtually every human culture is the "Creation Myth or Story." A myth or story created by humans in an attempt to explain the creation, purpose, and existence of life. For the Maya, this creation story can be found in the Popol Vuh. Not only does the Popol Vuh recount the Maya creation story, but it also is a window into the religious, secular, psychological, and environmental life of the Maya people. This view can be applied to both the individual and the society and it also encompasses the cosmic world, the earth, and the underworld..... "
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