The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan / Edition 1

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The Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan is an excellent new analysis and synthetic interpretation of most of the principal gods of the ancient Maya, clarifying and demystifying their forms and functions in a rigorous, scholarly manner, while simultaneously conveying some sense of the numinous powers they represented for their devotees.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
1 Introduction
Primary Sources for the Study of Post-Classic Maya Gods 1
The Study of Post-Classic Maya Gods 5
The Presence of Gods in Ancient Maya Religion 7
Ancient Maya Writing and Language 9
2 The Schellhas God List
Introduction 11
Gods A and A' 11
God B 17
God C 27
God D 31
God E 41
God F 50
God G 50
Gods H and CH 56
Goddess I 64
God K 69
God L 79
God M 88
God N 92
Goddess O 99
God Q 105
God R 112
God S 115
3 Foreign Gods of Post-Classic Mexico
Introduction 120
Tlahuizcalpantecuhtli 120
Xipe Totec 121
Tlazolteotl 122
Huehueteotl and Xiuhtecuhtli 125
The Two-Horned God 128
The Tlaltecuhtli Earth Deity 128
Tlaloc 131
Quetzalcoatl 136
Tonatiuh 140
Conclusions 144
Table: Summary of Attributes and Associations of Deities Appearing in the Revised Schellhas God List 148
Bibliography 150
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