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Mayan Folktales

Folklore from Lake Atitl�n, Guatemala

by James D. Sexton

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Published by University of New Mexico Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore,
  • Tales,
  • Guatemala,
  • Native American Folklore,
  • Social Science,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Sociology,
  • North America,
  • Mayas,
  • Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American,
  • Social Science / Folklore & Mythology,
  • Folklore & Mythology,
  • Atitlan, Lake, Region,
  • Atitlâan, Lake, Region

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages299
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8166973M
    ISBN 100826321046
    ISBN 109780826321046

    The collection of folktales from South America consists of two books with thirty Brazilian folktales. Brazilian folktales. Fairy tales from Brazil. Notes: Subtitled "How and why tales from Brazilian folk-lore", this book contains 18 Brazilian folktales. Author: Elsie Spicer Eells. Published: Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, Inc., Chicago. he Chocolate Tree: A Mayan Folktale Linda Lowery This is a popular choice of Mayan folktale for KS2. It tells the story of the Mayan king who brings his people the gift of a chocolate tree, much to the displeasure of his brother, Night Jaguar, who plots to rid the people of this special treat and keep it for the gods.

    North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland, USA +1 () [email protected] © Project MUSE. Produced by Johns Hopkins University Press in collaboration with The Sheridan : Nicholas A. Hopkins, n Josserand, Ausencio Cruz Guzmán. Chol (Mayan) Folktales deftly combines high-quality and thoughtfully edited transcriptions of oral storytelling with translation and narrative analysis, documenting and analyzing a trove of Chol folklore. The work provides a look into the folktale culture of the contemporary Maya presented with a rare and innovative theoretical framework.

      Discover the traditional stories of the Mayan people of Mexico and Central and South America, and learn about Mayan culture. In this collection you'll find such tales as Uncle Rabbit, Uncle Coyote, How the Serpent was Born, The Moon, The Screamer of the Night, and more than 25 other tales ranging from trickster tales and tales of ghosts and witches to moral . The Mayan astronomers would use the codex for day keeping, but also determining the cause of sickness and other misfortunes. Though a wide variety of gods and goddesses appear in the Dresden Codex, the Moon Goddess is the only neutral figure. In the first 23 pages of the book, she is mentioned far more than any other god.


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Mayan Folktales by James D. Sexton Download PDF EPUB FB2

Mayan Folktales translated and edited by James D. Sexton is a collection of folktales obtained in collaboration with Ignacio, a Guatemalan Indian whom Sexton met in Ignacios good relationship with the elderly in his village was invaluable in encouraging them to open up to him and to share their stories, stories that had been transmitted orally for centuries/5.

Within this book Sexton has translated and edited thirty-five Mayan folktales told to him by his friend Ignacio Bizarro Ujpan who is a Tzutuhil Mayan Indian living in a town along the shores of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.

The tales related are witty, fun and serious and sometimes Mayan Folktales book one up with a start.4/4(8). Online book of Inca, Aztec, and Mayan mythology. Maya Myths: Collection of Mayan legends and folklore. Maya Creation Myth Creation Story of the Maya: Maya legends about the origin of the world.

Mayan Folktales: Online collection of Kanjobal Maya stories. Mayan Rabbit Stories: Maya tales about the adventures of the trickster Rabbit. Book Description: This magnificent collection gathers together tales from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, to offer a rich and lively Mayan mythic heritage.

Compiled and translated by James D. Sexton, an eminent anthropologist, Mayan Folktales reflects nearly twenty years of research and travel, and offers the reader a broad selection of folkloric. Mayan mythology emerged from the traditions and religion of a civilization as old as 3, years from a vast region called Mesoamerica: territories that are now the Mexican states of Campeche, Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Yucatan, in addition to some parts of Central though many of the texts written by the Mayans were burned on the arrival of.

Within this book Sexton has translated and edited thirty-five Mayan folktales told to him by his friend Ignacio Bizarro Ujpan who is a Tzutuhil Mayan Indian living in a town along the shores of Lake Atitlan in the highlands of Guatemala.

The tales related are witty, fun and serious and sometimes bring one up with a start.4/5(8). The Skunk and the Rabbit-- Mayan folktale retold by Victor Montejo in The Bird that Cleaned the World and Other Mayan Fables The Possum and the Janguar from Mayan Folktales book same book A Mayan Life: A Birth in the Village --By Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez, a Mayan writer who is an official of the Ministry of Culture in Guatemala.

Ever wonder where chocolate came from. We have the Mayan king Kukulk??n to thank. Kukulk??n is more than a king???he is also a god. One day he brings his people an amazing gift: a chocolate tree. But there is just one problem. Kukulk??n's brother, Night Jaguar, doesn't want regular people to have chocolate.

He thinks only gods should eat the tempting treat. Maya mythology is part of Mesoamerican mythology and comprises all of the Maya tales in which personified forces of nature, deities, and the heroes interacting with these play the main myths of the Pre-Hispanic era have to be reconstructed from parts of Mayan like oral tradition (such as animal tales, folk tales, and many moralising stories) are not.

Mayan - The Big Myth, Creation Story (Narrated, told in story form) The Illustrated Popol Vuh. The Lying Down Sky Place - Maya Creation Myth. How the King of Birds Was Chosen.

Gift to the Hummingbird, Maya myth. Rattle in the Form of a Ball Player (myth, hero twins) The Hero Twins (in Word format) Maya Jaguar Gods. Sacred Maya Animals.

Get this from a library. Mayan folktales = Cuentos folklóricos mayas. [Susan Conklin Thompson; Keith Steven Thompson; Lidia López de López] -- Presents twenty-seven Maya tales about animals, people, and the supernatural in Spanish and English, with background information on the Maya and their culture.

In the delightful Mayan folktale The Dog Who Spoke, we learn what happens when a dogs master magically transforms into a dog-man who reasons like a man but acts like a and the other Mayan folktales in this bilingual collection brim with the enchanting creativity of rural Guatemalas oral culture/5.

"This book is a collection of Mayan folktales translated into English. It is a panorama of Mayan mythic heritage expressed in narrative form.

The reader will find in it legends of devils, witches, shamans, enchanted hills and naguales (people who can change into animal forms), ribald stories, cautionary tales that warn of the dangers lurking. Presents the full-text online version of Mayan folktales. Notes that the Maya were Native Americans who lived in Central America, and Mexico, until around A.D.

Includes the tales: "The Disobedient Son," "A Mayan Life," "The Rabbit and the Coyote," "The Rabbit Throws Out His Sandal," and "The Jaguar and the Little Skunk.". Book Description: Chol (Mayan) Folktalesdeftly combines high-quality and thoughtfully edited transcriptions of oral storytelling with translation and narrative analysis, documenting and analyzing a trove of Chol work provides a look into the folktale culture of the contemporary Maya presented with a rare and innovative theoretical rich Chol.

Anthropologist Sexton (Ignacio) has compiled nearly 40 folktales from the Mayan Indians, focusing on the Quiche-Maya of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. In so doing, he reveals a rich and complex culture that is still very much alive. Many of the myths, according to Sexton, are designed to reinforce behavior considered positive by the : James D.

Sexton. Mayan folktales. by Susan Conklin Thompson et al. Libraries Unlimited pages $ Hardcover World folklore series F This text for middle and high school students compiles 27 two-page retellings of Mayan folktales.

Mayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala. If you’re looking for a children’s book of Guatemalan folktales – this is the book for you.

Mayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala covers a collection of tales from the Lake Atitlán area of Guatemala and is part of our children’s books set in Guatemala collection. The Maya civilization flourished in South America at approximately BC. They developed a unique style of arts and architecture, astronomy, even a written language.

Though their writing—and even the famous Mayan calendar—were not of their own invention (but from the Olmecs), they developed them further. Popol Vuh, or Book of the People, is a collection of. This collection of folklore offers a rich and lively panorama of Mayan mythic heritage.

Here are everyday tales of village life; legends of witches, shamans, spiritualists, tricksters, and devils; fables of naguales, or persons who can change into animal forms; ribald stories of love and life; cautionary tales of strange and menacing neighbors and of the danger lurking within the.

Myths and folktales are a great way to introduce kids to a variety of cultures. Not only that, you can be sure that only good stories survive the test of being passed down generation after generation. Hispanic Heritage Month starts Septem so now is a great time to introduce your kids to folktales from Latin America.: Mayan Folktales () by Sexton, James and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(49).Buy Mayan Folktales: Folklore from Lake Atitlan, Guatemala New Ed by James D.

Sexton, James D. Sexton (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.4/5(7).