The Flayed God

The Flayed God Roberta And Peter Markman Take Us Into A Fierce And Breathtakingly Wondrous World Of Were Jaguars, Obsidian Butterflies, Feathered Serpents, Snake Women, And Living Skeletons The World Of The Popol Vuh Of The Quiche Maya Tlaltecuhtli, The Earth Monster Chichen Itza And The Mysterious Fall Of The Great City Of Teotihuacan This Stunning Collection Of Original Tales, Legends, And Historical Accounts Explores The Rich Tapestry Of Mesoamerican Narrative Myths That Have Survived The Conquest Some Of The Narratives In This Selection Are Presented Here For The First Time In English Translations Of Their Original Texts, While Other Antiquated Translations Have Been Updated We Are Fortunate To Be Able To Present What Remains Of One Of The World S Great Mythological Traditions, Write The Markmans, And Even In These Fragments Shored Against The Ruins We Can Still Sense The Magnificence Of That Tradition From The Ancient Goddess Of Zohalpico, Perhaps The Earliest Known Image Of The Village Cultures, The Flayed God Chronologically Traces The Development Of The Myths Of Creation, Fertility, Rulership, Hero Journeys, And Migration Within The Urban Mythic Traditions Of The Olmec, Toltec, Maya, Mixtec, And Aztec Cultures Richly Illustrated Throughout With The Strange And Compelling Imagery Of The Original Codices, Stelae, Friezes, Murals, Figurines, Masks, And Statues, The Flayed God Is Among The Most Coherent And Eminently Readable Volumes To Date On The Mesoamerican Experience The Flayed God Of The Title Is Xipe Totec, The Metaphoric Embodiment Of The Cyclical Pattern Of All Life, A Pattern Promising The Rebirth Of Man And Man S Sustenance, The Corn, But Requiring Sacrificial Death For The Accomplishment Of That Rebirth He Is Depicted With His Face Covered By A Mask Made From The Taut Skin Of A Sacrificial Victim, A Mask Through Which We Can See The Wearer S Own Living Eyes And Mouth, And He Also Wears The Skin Of The Flayed One As A Garment In The Ritual

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  • Paperback
  • 496 pages
  • The Flayed God
  • Roberta H. Markman
  • 01 October 2018
  • 0062507494

10 thoughts on “The Flayed God

  1. says:

    I have some mixed feelings about this book It was good But, honestly It was too long The images and their notes were fabulous There was some great information, good sources But sometimes their introduction to each chapter just dragged and felt like it took forever and they would explain too much about the excerpts, or at least I felt like it, but maybe because I have a fairly high comprehension level and I ve studied a lot of mythology religion stuff I also struggled a little bit with the I have some mixed feelings about this book It was good But, honestly ...

  2. says:

    Literature professors Roberta and Peter Markman crafted in the 1990s a seminal volume for the study of Mesoamerican religious texts and art A follow up to the California couple s Masks of the Spirit, this sprawling volume applied the tools of textual analysis to a wide range of images and translated native writing The Flayed God The Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition brings together a host of translations of Spanish and native language documents from just before and right after the Conquest, Literature professors Roberta and Peter Markman crafted in the 1990s a seminal volume for the study of Mesoamerican religious texts and art A follow up to the California couple s Masks of the Spirit, this sprawling volume applied the tools of textual analysis to a wide range of images and translated native writing The Flayed God The Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition brings together a host of translations of Spanish and native language documents from just before and right after the Conquest, many of these English versions crafted specifically for this volume by scholars like Willard Gingerich.These narratives, hymns and prayers are brought stunningly to life by some 100 reproductions of ceramic and stone objects, paintings, masks and architectural creations, a quarter of them in full color.After an initial fascinating if not precisely cutting edge est...

  3. says:

    As a resource for Mesoamerican mythological information, this book deserves at least 4 stars It gives good context for the symbolism present in the events of the stories Unfortunately for it, I rate based on enjoyment helpfulness of the book rather than how good it is as a global resource, and while it isn t the book s fault many of the stories of the Mesoamericans are kind of a jumbled mess whether they were originally like that or we only have fragments that leaves many things out of contex As a resource for Mesoamerican mythological information, this book deserves at least 4 stars It gives good context for the symbolism present in the events o...

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