The Myth of Quetzalcoatl

The Myth of Quetzalcoatl

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Florescano is director of the Mexican National Coordination of Historical Projects and has written extensively about the mythology of the region. Here he presents a comprehensive study of the most familiar of the Mesoamerican gods, shared by many peoples. He traces the spread of the worship and the multiplicity of interpretations by comparing a wide range of texts. The second edition of El mito de Quetzalc=atl was published in 1995 by Fondo de Cultura Econ=mica. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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In this comprehensive study, Enrique Florescano traces the spread of the worship of the Plumed Serpent, and the multiplicity of interpretations that surround him, by comparing the Palenque inscriptions (ca. A.D. 690), the Vienna Codex (pre-Hispanic Conquest), the Historia de los Mexicanos (1531), the Popul Vuh (ca. 1554), and numerous other texts. He also consults and reproduces archeological evidence from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, demonstrating how the myth of Quetzalcoatl extends throughout Mesoamerica.

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780801859991
Characteristics: xii, 287 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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