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The mythology of Mexico and Central America

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Published by W. Morrow in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mexico.,
  • Central America.
    • Subjects:
    • Indian mythology -- Mexico,
    • Indian mythology -- Central America,
    • Indians of Mexico -- Folklore,
    • Indians of Central America -- Folklore,
    • Indians of Mexico -- Religion,
    • Indians of Central America -- Religion

    • About the Edition

      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.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 208-233) and index.

      StatementJohn Bierhorst.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF1219.3.R38 B54 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 239 p. :
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1854143M
      ISBN 100688067212
      LC Control Number90005879


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Originally published inthe text has been updated. Mesoamerican Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs of Mexico and Central America (Book) Book Details.

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Ancient America No. 13, Boundary End Center and the Mesoamerican Center, University of Texas at Austin. Mexico—Folklore. Indians of Central America—Folklore. Folklore—Mexico. Folklore—Central America.] I. Title. Mythology (Berkeley Heights, N.J.) FR3 S38 ’—dc21 Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 To Our Readers: We have done our best to make sure all Internet addresses.

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