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Maya cosmos :three thousand years on the shaman's pathby David Freidel
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Draws upon translations of sacred texts and histories to examine Maya mythology and religion and unravel the question of how they have managed to preserve their sacred beliefs into modern times. The creation myth is explored as the basis for government, the symbolism of political power, a description of the daily lives of the common people, instruction for the afterlife, and as the lesson at the heart of the famous Maya ballgame. Includes 16 pages of color photos, and many black and white illustrations. Freidel is an anthropologist who has collaborated for this book with art professor Linda Schele and writer Joy Parker.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 495-523) and index.
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