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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According to Tedlock's (1986: 148, 1991: 234) interpretation of the sixteenth-century K'iche' narratives of Popol Wuj, the eldest of the first women created on earth was "Red Sea Turtle Woman" (for a different interpretation, see Colop 2008: 134).
De Latinoamerica, se reunen estudios del ya mencionado texto anonimo Maya K'iche, Popol Wuj (Guatemala), de la poesia de Augusto Roa Bastos (guarani, Paraguay), Calixta Gabriel (maya kaqchikel, Guatemala) y Jaime Huenun (mapuche, Chile), de la narrativa de Jose Maria Arguedas (quechua, Peru) y del texto oral de Lazaro Poot, transcrito por Manuel J.
Popol Vuh and Quiche versus Popol Wuj and K'iche').