Literature and Performance

Summer 2010

Popol Vuh: Creation and Discruction

July 21st, 2010

The Popol Vuh : The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings

Translated by Dennis Tedlock

This is a reading from the Mayan creation myth called the Popol Vuh. The ancient Mesoamerican civilization based their religion, art, architecture, values system, and many other aspects of their culture on this myth.

I have studied this culture and a few other Mesoamerican cultures in an anthropology class and find this story the most fascinating. Dennis Tedlock does a wonderful job of preserving the meaning and rhythm of the original Quiche Maya version which makes this translation perfect for performing.

Popol Vuh

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