The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon : Mythology in the Mesoamerican Tradition
by Alfredo Lopez Austin and Bernard R. Ortiz De Montellano and Thelma Ortiz De Montellano


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Eighteen essays provide an accessible, entertaining look into a system of millennia-old legends and beliefs.

Mythology is one of the great creations of humankind. It forms the core of sacred books and reflects the deepest preoccupations of human beings, their most intimate secrets, their glories, and their infamies.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Eighteen essays provide an accessible, entertaining look into a system of millennia-old legends and beliefs.

Mythology is one of the great creations of humankind. It forms the core of sacred books and reflects the deepest preoccupations of human beings, their most intimate secrets, their glories, and their infamies.

In 1990, Alfredo L pez Austin, one of the foremost scholars of ancient Mesoamerican thought, began a series of essays about mythology in the Mesoamerican tradition, published in M xico Ind gena. Although his articles were written for general readers, they were also intended to engage specialists. They span a divers subject matter: myths and names, eclipses, stars, left and right, M xican origins, Aztec incantations, animals, and the incorporation of Christian elements into the living mythologies of Mexico. The title essay relates the Mesoamerican myth explaining why there is a rabbit o the moon's face to a Buddhist image and suggests the importance of the profound mythical concepts presented by each image.

The eighteen essays in this volume are unified by their basis in Mesoamerican tradition and provide an accessible, entertaining look into a system of millennia-old legends and beliefs.



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  • ISBN-13: 9780874805277
  • ISBN-10: 0874805279
  • Publisher: Univ of Utah Pr
  • Publish Date: November 1996
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 5.75 x 8.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds


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