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Have been updated We are fortunate to be able to present what remains of one of the world's great mythological traditions write the Markmans and even in these 'fragments shored against the ruins' we can still sense the magnificence of that tradition From the ancient goddess of Zohalpico perhaps the earliest known image of the village cultures The Flayed God chronologically traces the development of the myths of creation fertility rulership hero journeys and migration within the urban mythic traditions of the Olmec Toltec Maya Mixtec and Aztec cultures Richly illustrated throughout with the strange and compelling imagery of the original cod. I have some mixed feelings about this book It was good But honestly It was too long The images and their notes were fabulous There was some great information good sources But sometimes their introduction to each chapter just dragged and felt like it took forever and they would explain too much about the excerpts or at least I felt like it but maybe because I have a fairly high comprehension level and I ve studied a lot of mythologyreligion stuff I also struggled a little bit with the formatting because I ended up having to flip around trying to find the images they referenced when there were no page numbers and they weren t always just at the end of each chapter but were sometimes dispersed rather randomly Despite all of this it was still definitely worth the read The explanation of the uadripartite sense of time and place was fantastic The introduction really clear and concise Love the images Love the color plates A great addition over all to my collection of books

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The Flayed God The Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition

Ices stelae friezes murals figurines masks and statues The Flayed God is among the most coherent and eminently readable volumes to date on the Mesoamerican experience The flayed god of the title is Xipe Totec the metaphoric embodiment of the cyclical pattern of all life a pattern promising the rebirth of man and man's sustenance the corn but reuiring sacrificial death for the accomplishment of that rebirth He is depicted with his face covered by a mask made from the taut skin of a sacrificial victim a mask through which we can see the wearer's own living eyes and mouth and he also wears the skin of the flayed one as a garment In the ritual. As a resource for Mesoamerican mythological information this book deserves at least 4 stars It gives good context for the symbolism present in the events of the stories Unfortunately for it I rate based on enjoymenthelpfulness of the book rather than how good it is as a global resource and while it isn t the book s fault many of the stories of the Mesoamericans are kind of a jumbled mess whether they were originally like that or we only have fragments that leaves many things out of context this is unclear A lot of times gods will perform deeds that are completely out of line with the narrative of the story destroying any semblance of coherent plot

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Roberta and Peter Markman take us into a fierce and breathtakingly wondrous world of were jaguars obsidian butterflies feathered serpents snake women and living skeletons the world of the Popol Vuh of the uiche Maya; Tlaltecuhtli the Earth Monster; Chichen Itza; and the mysterious fall of the great city of Teotihuacan This stunning collection of original tales legends and historical accounts explores the rich tapestry of Mesoamerican narrative myths that have survived the Conuest Some of the narratives in this selection are presented here for the first time in English translations of their original texts while other antiuated translations. 2016 08 The Flayed God The Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition Roberta H Markman Author Peter T Markman Author 1992 456 Pages Part of my self directed study into Mesoamerican religion This book surprised I was actually uncertain and expected either a new age mumbo jumbo or a focus on the gory aspects given that Xipe Totec wear flayed human skins The book was a sober academic text It did a fair job of surveying Mesoamerican religious thought through the use of myths It began with the migration from Asia and into the Americas talking about the nature of shamanistic religion It was sort of a revelation to me to think yea they came here with their own ideas thoughts and traditions things they shared with those who stayed behind Religious thought and practice did not grow from nothing it was truly built up layer upon layer from the experience of the natural world From that point the book maintained aspects of this theme through the Olmecs Mayans Toltecs and Aztecs It was the latter group who garnered about 40% of the books focus Using the Xipe Totec as a touch point for explanation The authors split the middle when it comes to Poly theism and Pantheism an issue of great contention in Mesoamerican studies They repeatedly refer to the shamanistic connection Great book to really prime the mind to escape my own mental frameworks and cultural conditioning I will be reviewing my notes and likely add this to my book shelf when I find a used cheap version of it


4 thoughts on “The Flayed God The Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition

  1. says:

    2016 08 The Flayed God The Mesoamerican Mythological Tradition Roberta H Markman Author Peter T Markman Author 1992 456 Page

  2. says:

    I have some mixed feelings about this book It was good But honestly? It was too long The images and their notes were fabulous There was some great information good sources But sometimes their introduction to each chapter jus

  3. says:

    As a resource for Mesoamerican mythological information this book deserves at least 4 stars It gives good context for the symbolism present in the events of the stories Unfortunately for it I rate based on enjoymenthelpfulness of the book rather than how good it is as a global resource and while it isn't the book's fault

  4. says:

    Literature professors Roberta and Peter Markman crafted in the 1990s a seminal volume for the study of Mesoamerican religiou

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