Popol Vuh


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Popol Vuh

(pōpōl` vo͞o`) [Quiché,=collection of the council], sacred book of the QuichéQuiché
, indigenous peoples of Mayan linguistic stock, in the western highlands of Guatemala; most important group of the ancient southern Maya. The largest of the contemporary native groups of Guatemala, numbering over a million, they live principally in the region
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. The most important document of the cosmogony, religion, mythology, migratory traditions, and history of the Quiché, the original Popol Vuh was destroyed by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Alvarado, but it was rewritten in Spanish by a converted Quiché shortly after the Spanish conquest. The language and literary style, the philosophy, and the life it reveals show the Quiché had reached a high degree of learning. A similar document, more historical in content and treating of the neighboring Cakchiquel, is the Annals of the Cakchiquel.

Bibliography

See the English version of the Popol Vuh by D. Goetz and S. C. Morley (1950); study by L. Spence (1908, repr. 1972).

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Mucho mas compleja que la inclusion de algunos referentes cristianos en la prosa original o que la adecuacion de los cantos nativos a las formas poeticas occidentales es la evidente interpolacion de fragmentos no indigenas o no prehispanicos en las narraciones ancestrales, en un enmaranado proceso historico e intertextual que culmina en la materializacion de dos obras monumentales: Popol Vuh y Chilam Balam.
La concesion de Xpiacoc y Xmucacne con los ritos del linaje se confirma con la historia de sus dos hijos, quienes se convierten en los primeros ancestros patrilineales que deben ser venerados en el Popol Vuh.
The "Conclusion" wishes that the study serve as a buttress to the author's previously published Proppian analyses of the Popol Vuh and Miguel Angel Asturias's El Senor Presidente (1946), suggesting that "the human brain has created--and, indeed, can create--only a restricted number of pristine, core narrative structures; that all stories are variants of these said core narrative structures" (125); and that "what Propp has discovered is the pristine, morphologic, core structure of narrative form from which subsequent diegetic schemes derive" (125).
Ademas, hay fragmentos de divulgacion cientifica, un poema de Neruda y partes del Popol Vuh, dibujos, cuadros informativos, una cancion sandinista ("Los explosivos caseros/ son un asunto importante/ salen a bailar primero /los llamados detonantes" (319)) y una receta para fabricar explosivos (330).
If you think texts like the Rig Veda and Popol Vuh are reliable guides to the goals and techniques of advanced lost civilizations, then Transhumanism offers a compelling slate of spooky coincidences.
El Popol Vuh es el libro de la historia sagrada maya y por lo tanto de mucho respeto milenario, y segun se narra aqui, el arbol de jicaro solto una sustancia que le cayo encima a la muchacha y de este modo quedo embarazada.
In his speech "Man against Destiny," Artaud expressed his conviction that among all other faiths and beliefs in Mexico the Chilam Balam, a series of books of prophecies named after the Maya savant Balam, and the Popol Vuh, the story of creation and the history of the Quiche Maya, were what conveyed the idea "which reconciles man with nature and with life" (Selected Writings 364).
To find an album by one of my obscure favourites, like the Krautrock bands Can and Popol Vuh, or 60s West Coast psychedelia like The United States of America, was a real achievement.
En segundo lugar, rescata la narracion del origen del hombre que se encuentra en el Popol Vuh, libro sagrado del pueblo Quiche.
The Popol Vuh is the ancient creation story of the Quiche Maya, which tells the story of the creation of the universe, maiz, and human beings.
Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk alongside more obscure ambient bands like Cluster, Harmonia and Popol Vuh, through to mainstream British stuff like Hawkwind and Pink Floyd.
Una aproximacion mas cercana a la nocion de persona maya es la de Mercedes de la Garza (2002) quien mediante el analisis del Ethos del sabio mayas aborda la tematica de como se espera que sea un verdadero maya segun el texto del Popol Vuh.