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The Legend Of Lord Eight Deer: An Epic Of Ancient Mexico

Legend Of Lord Eight Deer An Epic

Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195140192
Author: John M. D. Pohl

Brief summary:

Relates the tale of a powerful conqueror and hero who ruled over the Mixtec people of the Mexican state of Oaxaca between 1063 and 1115. Includes information on how the codices containing the story were deciphered.
Written by John M. D. Pohl and it was published by Oxford University Press, USA. The child's book went on sale sometime in January of 2002. The book has 64 pages and it consists of a great many magnificently colored illustrations of maps. The book furthermore stresses Folklore, Indians of Mexico, Legends and Mixtec Indians. To see the low price I discovered, click on our partners via the add to shopping cart button.

The Legend of Lord Eight Deer is actually a retelling of the great epic saga of the Mixtec people of Mexico recorded in pictographs painted on deer-hide codices more than 500 years ago. John Pohl's vivid retelling and dazzling illustrations brings to life the final great flowering of Mesoamerican civilization. The legend begins using the mysterious murder of three princes and unfolds as Lord Eight Deer embarks on a quest to rule his kingdom that takes him towards the gates of the Sun God himself. It is a story of breathtaking beauty-a story of gods and kings, heroes and princesses, thieves and holy men, together with the betrayal of love."The Story Behind the Story,"an illustrated section immediately following the retelling, gives a dynamic appear at the history, religion, warfare, and every day life creating use of the Mixtec people, the ancient codices, and the legacy of the tale today.


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