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Popol Vuh

by Micha F. Lindemans
The Quiché Mayan book of creation. It begins with the deeds of the Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. It was originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs but was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century. This book is the most important source of Mayan mythology and cosmology. The name means "the book of the written leaves".

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