Maya mythology


Maya information

Also known as POPOL-BUJ, POPO-VUH

The Sacred Book of the Maya

This work — ‘The Book of the People’ — contains the original myths, creation story and beliefs of the Maya. Written rather late in the day between 1554-8 from oral accounts of the Quiché people and fully illustrated, it went on the missing list in the early 1700s.

Luckily a Spanish monk named Francisco Ximénez managed to borrow it first and make a copy (in Latin). This is practically our only source of information for Maya Cosmology.

If anyone has the original book and can return it to the library from whence it came, all overdue fines will be canceled.

Popol Vuh Facts and Figures

Name: Popol Vuh
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: POPOL-BUJ, POPO-VUH

Gender: Male
Type: entry
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Article last updated on 30 November 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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