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By Mary Ellen Miller

ISBN-10: 0500279284

ISBN-13: 9780500279281

Мифы, верования и культура древней Мезоамерики (майя, ацтеки, тольтеки)

»The Gods and logos of historical Mexico and the Maya» is the first-ever English-language dictionary
of Mesoamerican mythology and faith. approximately three hundred entries, from accession to yoke, describe the most gods
and symbols of the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Maya, Teotihuacanos, Mixtecs, Toltecs, and Aztecs.
Topics variety from jaguar and jester gods to reptile eye and rubber, from production bills and sacred areas
to ritual practices akin to bloodletting, confession, dance, and pilgrimage.

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