Popol Vuh(redirected from Popol Wuj)
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Popol Vuh(pō-pōl′ vo͞o′)
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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