Dennis Tedlock's Breath on the Mirror: Mythic Voices and Visions of the PDF

By Dennis Tedlock

ISBN-10: 0585224668

ISBN-13: 9780585224664

ISBN-10: 0826318231

ISBN-13: 9780826318237

This awesome booklet we could readers pay attention Maya myths as they're informed this day within the mountains of Guatemala. First released in 1993, Breath at the reflect is now on hand in basic terms from UNM Press."A attention-grabbing literary and anthropological day trip into the psychological universe of the fashionable Quich? Maya and their forebears. The tales and myths so compellingly mentioned right here flip our personal international upside-down and remake it within the Maya snapshot. studying this, you possibly can comprehend why and the way Maya tradition has survived 5 centuries of oppression."--Michael D. Coe, Yale collage, writer of The Maya

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The voice is metallic and the syllables come very rapidly, something like this: WINK WINK. WINK WINK WINK-WINKTA-TI-TE-TA-XERKI-WERJI-XURXUR-CHE-WER-BUT-BUT-LIBA CHIP. Page 14 The Fire Tree author says that one day, at the very moment his ancestors were passing through a gate on their way out of the eastern city, they heard a solitaire sing out. In the midst of the rush of sounds, and especially in the repetitions of i, k, and x, someone who was good at reading signs made out this message: KIXKAM KIXSACH IN ILAB'.

The man who brought us up here today is Mateo Uz Abaj, the eldest of three brothers, and his youngest daughter and youngest son came along. Three natives on this mountain with the three of us. Here is doña Bárbara, my wife, and I am called don Dionisio, and with us is don Tuncan, our friend. Three gringos, all three of us ethnographers, and we have been taught how to speak the thirteen numbers and twenty names. Eight Bird. The moment the day is named, its other names speak themselves softly. Eight Call, Eight Cry, Eight Metal, Eight Silver, Eight Money.

Perhaps there was even a ceremony like the one in which the Mexicans let all their fires go out and then rekindled them from a single new fire, lit by a drill whose point found its socket and scattered its sparks somewhere down inside the emptiness where a man's chest had been spread open and his heart taken out. Once the matter of fire had been settled, the first four motherfathers left the eastern city and took their whole nation with them. All the other nations left too, making that city indeed the Place with Only the Sounds of Insects.

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