Here is a rich source of information for any reader who wants to understand the myths and religions of the indigenous inhabitants of America. The book is divided into three sections, each focusing on the mythology of distinct civilizations and regions. North American Mythology explores the universal themes of creation and the mythical living landscape. Mesoamerican Mythology explores the culture and beliefs of the Maya and Aztecs. South American Mythology focuses on the immense Inca empire. An instantly accessible A-to-Z format provides concise, easy-to-locate entries on more than 900 key characters, enabling the reader to discover who is who in the mythology of the Americas. MYTHOLOGY OF THE AMERICAN NATIONS An illustrated encyclopedia of the gods, heroes, spirits, sacred places, rituals and ancient beliefs of the North American Indian, Inuit, Aztec, Inca and Maya nations David M. Jones and Brian L. Molyneaux CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Authors Dr Brian L. Molyneaux is author of The Sacred Earth, co-author of Native North America, and editor of The Cultural Life of Images. He has exhibited at the National Gallery of Canada and the Gropius-Bau in Berlin. Dr David M Jones is the co-author of Blue Guide Mexico and wrote many articles for the Oxford Dictionary of Art. He is co-author of The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Incas and The Inca World (both Lorenz Books).
Biblio NotesA reference guide to the mythology of the native North American, Maya, Aztec, Inca and earlier civilizations and cultures of the Americas More than 900 entries, arranged alphabetically and packed with information on the central mythical figures of each culture Features special illustrated spreads on unifying mythological themes such as Creation & the Universe, Ordering the World, and Death & Sacrifice Fully cross-referenced and comprehensively indexed Illustrated with over 500 images, this book depicts the central features and characters of the myths, and explores the impact of these enthralling stories
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