Tag: Maya K’iche’

Ruins of Bonampak in the Lacandon Rainforest of Chiapas, Mexico

Popol Vuh: The Ancient Maya Dawn of Life and Overcoming the Forces of Awe

The Popol Vuh (Maya K’iche’ for “Council Book” or “Book of the Community”) features a creation myth, the Dawn of Life under the spectre of a flooded world, followed by the epic mythological stories of two Hero Twins: Hunahpu (Blow-gun Hunter) and Xbalanque (Young Hidden/Jaguar-Sun) as they confront the Lords of Death and Disease in the underworld caves of the “Place of Awe.”