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Inca Myths begins with an introduction to the land and people of the Andes and reviews the sources of our current knowledge of Inca mythology. Gary Urton then recounts various creation myths, including a selection from various ethnic groups and regions around the empire. Finally, he draws upon his extensive knowledge of the history and ethnography of the Incas to illuminate the nature and relationships of myth and history. The contents include: o Introduction o Creation myths o Origin myths of the founding of the Inca empire o Myths of the works and deeds of the Inca kings o Selection of myths from around the empire o Animal myths o Myths from the Spanish Conquest o Conclusions

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Inca Myths begins with an introduction to the land and people of the Andes and reviews the sources of our current knowledge of Inca mythology. Gary Urton then recounts various creation myths, including a selection from various ethnic groups and regions around the empire. Finally, he draws upon his extensive knowledge of the history and ethnography of the Incas to illuminate the nature and relationships of myth and history. The contents include: o Introduction o Creation myths o Origin myths of the founding of the Inca empire o Myths of the works and deeds of the Inca kings o Selection of myths from around the empire o Animal myths o Myths from the Spanish Conquest o Conclusions

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 77-78) and index.

Table of Contents

Introduction: the settings of Inca myths in space and time — Sources for the study of Inca myths — Cosmic origin myths — Origin myths of the Inca state — Coastal and provincial mythologies — The Inca past in the Andean present.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292785328
Author:
Urton, Gary
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology
Subject:
Incas
Subject:
Inca mythology.
Subject:
Mythology-General
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Edition Description:
Univ of Texas P
Series:
The legendary past
Series Volume:
105-216
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.37x6.73x.30 in. .47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Inca Myths begins with an introduction to the land and people of the Andes and reviews the sources of our current knowledge of Inca mythology. Gary Urton then recounts various creation myths, including a selection from various ethnic groups and regions around the empire. Finally, he draws upon his extensive knowledge of the history and ethnography of the Incas to illuminate the nature and relationships of myth and history. The contents include: o Introduction o Creation myths o Origin myths of the founding of the Inca empire o Myths of the works and deeds of the Inca kings o Selection of myths from around the empire o Animal myths o Myths from the Spanish Conquest o Conclusions
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