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The Popol Vuh

Summary

Mythological sagas are often fantastical and push the imagination to the limit, but the Popol Vuh - which originates in Central America - has a gallery of extraordinary characters both good and bad. They get involved in a series of mind-boggling battles and challenges and this eventually leads to the creation of the human race. The Maya K'iche' story of the Popol Vuh has come down to us in an 18th-century transcription and Spanish translation by a priest called Francisco Ximenez, and as with every good ancient story there are tantalising questions about the history of the manuscript and the origins of the tale itself. Rajan Datar traces the journey of the Popol Vuh, its meanings and significance

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