Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life by Dennis Tedlock

This book provides a comprehensive English translation of the Popol Vuh, the ancient Mayan creation myth. The narrative covers the genesis of the world, the adventures of the Hero Twins, the creation of humans, and the establishment of the Mayan civilization. The book also includes extensive commentary and notes, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical context of the Mayan myth.

The 2782nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 159

Since this book was first published in 1985, there is a penalty of 17.6%. The age adjusted score is 131.02.

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