Popol Vuh


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Popol Vuh

 (pō-pōl′ vo͞o′)
n.
An epic first written down in the sixteenth century but probably based on older traditional material, describing the cosmogony, mythology, and history of the Quiché Maya of Guatemala.

[Quiché Maya, Book of the Community : popol, together, common house (from pop, to gather, join) + vuh, paper, book.]
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Popol Vuh, the sacred book of the Maya from the sixteenth century, names this mountain Paxil and recounts that it was filled with maize, from which people were formed (Christenson 2003: 193-94).
Although he performs with a group of ten dancers, today he sells crafts and books related to the revival of the pre-Hispanic past, including a copy of the Mayan creation myth Popol Vuh and several large conch shells.
1) This name is taken from the Popol Vuh, the Mayan creation story, to describe the first peoples who were made from corn, an elemental component of Mayan folklore.
La narrativa que de manera sutil nos recuerda al Popol Vuh, insinua de esta forma que estos hombres de maiz no tienen hogar.
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.
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.
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.
Could the world changing events predicted in the ancient, sacred Mayan book, the Popol Vuh, actually come to pass?
Papa Lucio, the patriarch, was originally from Totonicapan, Guatemala, a settlement of the ancient Quiche people and the birthplace of the Mayan Bible, El Popol Vuh.
These panels would be the earliest known reference to Popol Vuh, a Quiche Maya text of the creation story.