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The Resource Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz, edited by Elin C. Danien

Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz, edited by Elin C. Danien

Label
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz
Title
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz
Statement of responsibility
edited by Elin C. Danien
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dozen tales in this book were collected from Guatemalan informants early in the twentieth century recorded in the words of the storytellers. They come down to us unfiltered by anthropologists, writers, or professional folklorists. The tales make up a fascinating collection that informs in significant and creative ways how the Maya view their world and how they were engaged with the greater world around them in insightful and often humorous ways. They offer transformations, ogres, anthropomorphic animals, mountains and caves, and supernatural explanations for natural phenomena, along with the origins of modes of dress and behavior, medical rituals, and tales that carry folk interpretations of the Popul Vuh, the ancient Maya creation myth. Elin C. Danien's introductory essay includes biographical information about the collectors, suggestions of pre-Columbian roots for the tales, and a history of the previous restricted publication. Her explanations of cultural behavior enhance the human qualities of the actors without transgressing the storytellers. The early date of these tales makes the book extremely unusual and fresh
Cataloging source
E7B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Danien, Elin C
  • University of Pennsylvania
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayas
  • Kekchi Indians
  • Tales
  • Alta Verapaz (Guatemala)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Kekchi Indians
  • Mayas
  • Tales
  • Guatemala
Label
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz, edited by Elin C. Danien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; The Importance of Folklore; Guatemala Myths; Preface; Li Poo (The Moon) I; Li Poo (The Moon) II; The Horned Serpent; The Boy and the Sword; Duende Gifts; The Duende Girl; The Miser, the Girl, the Jar, and the Fool; The Envious Farmer; Wee Rabbit Sells a Bag of Maize; Teniendo la Pena (Holding the Stone); The Hills and the Corn; Preface; A Thing That Happened in Ancient Times Through the Stealing of Xucaneb's Daughter; Notes; Readings
Control code
ocn859161422
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 102 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781931707770
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35fdjb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859161422
Label
Maya folktales from the Alta Verapaz, edited by Elin C. Danien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-102)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; The Importance of Folklore; Guatemala Myths; Preface; Li Poo (The Moon) I; Li Poo (The Moon) II; The Horned Serpent; The Boy and the Sword; Duende Gifts; The Duende Girl; The Miser, the Girl, the Jar, and the Fool; The Envious Farmer; Wee Rabbit Sells a Bag of Maize; Teniendo la Pena (Holding the Stone); The Hills and the Corn; Preface; A Thing That Happened in Ancient Times Through the Stealing of Xucaneb's Daughter; Notes; Readings
Control code
ocn859161422
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 102 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781931707770
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35fdjb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859161422

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