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    Popol Vuh is a myth that was created by the mayans thousands of years ago. They made the story to explain how everything was created, that's why the first paragraph is titled “The Creation”. The Mayans used literary terms to show how they believe the earth was created, they also use the heart-of-sky to show that they believe in a higher power. In the fourth stanza the author uses imagery and says “He thinks of mountains, and great mountains come. He thinks of trees, and trees grow on the land.” this quote is imagery because the author is explaining in detail where mountains and trees come from. He is stating that he believes mountains and trees were created by a god named heart-of-sky. They believe heart-of-sky is a higher power. In stanza…

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    Mayan Creation Myths

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    El Salvador and Honduras) their creation narrative comes from an ancient text, the Popol Vuh. The Popol Vuh, also known as the council book, is one of the most significant creation narratives that lays the foundation of the Mayan culture and traces the genealogy of the Mayan people. It is the foundation of the Quiche people with its creation narrative…

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    The Popol Vuh opens by telling how the multiple Mayan gods created the Earth, everything it is composed of, and how they later create beings capable of worship. In Genesis, one God is responsible for the creation of everything, the most important being mankind. The Popol Vuh and Genesis are so similar that the Popol Vuh is sometimes thought of as a Mayan take on the Bible. The most paramount similarities are explaining the origin of humanity, illustrating the consequences for not following the…

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    The stories of Genesis and Popol Vuh attempt to explain the creation of Earth and mankind. Although these stories have many similarities, they do differ in many ways because of the different religions they come from. Right from the beginning there are obvious similarities between the two. They both references a God or multiple Gods who create the world and everything in it including humans. The Gods all save the creation of humans for last after creating landscapes, plants, and animals. They…

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    Nation: A New Innovation in a Longstanding Indigenous Literary Tradition” written by Lisa Brooks. The Mayans worshiped the Quiche gods and the Popol Vuh Creation Myth helps to show readers today how the Mayan Quiche culture was like. The Popol Vuh story is mostly about the creation of humans and the adventure of two twin heroes named Hunahpu and Xbalanque. In the Popol Vuh story the world wasn’t created out of nothing and two entities play a huge role in the story much like in the Japanese…

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    Relationship Between God and Man Within Myths Gods have expectations that man struggles to understand. The Epic of Gilgamesh, Popol Vuh, and Genesis, like many creation stories, show similar themes that create a common lesson for the reader to learn from. There are rules, laws and commandments that the gods use to instruct man on how to live. When these commandments are broken, the gods impose punishments that show their authority over man. The punishment is not only given to the immediate…

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    The myth I chose for this week’s assignment tells the story of Mayan creation. This myth comes from an ancient Mayan book, The Popol Vuh, which according to Ancient Origins website “is the corpus of mythological and historical narratives, including the creation story according to the Quiché-Maya people” ("Popol Vuh: The Sacred Narrative Of Maya Creation"). Additionally, Ancient History Encyclopedia states, the Popol Vuh “has been referred to as the Mayan Bible” (Mark, Joshua). The book details…

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    It is human nature to search for answers to the unknown. At the base of nearly many different cultures are myths of creation that explains how the earth came to be. Three of these such myths Genesis, Popol Vuh, and the Fulani creation story. One significant similarity between all three of the creation stories is that humans are the highpoint of creation. Mankind is supposed to be the perfect specimen created to serve the God(s) that made them, but in all three stories, these creations end…

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    The Comparisons of the Creation Stories of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Popol Vuh, and Genesis Throughout history several cultures have developed their own accounts of how the origin of the earth and its people were created. Three accounts that can be compared are Popol Vuh (The “Mayan Bible”), the book of Genesis from the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, and The Epic of Gilgamesh from Mesopotamia. By reading these similar creation and flood stories, one can grasp a deeper understanding of the…

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    One reason why the Hero Twins are the most important idea in the Popol Vuh is because of their use of trickery. In ancient Maya societies, trickery was seen as a way to defeat an opponent or a tool to get what you want when you don’t have the tools to do so otherwise. Although in the Popol Vuh, there are many insteads of trickery being used to bring an adversary on their knees, Hunahpu and Xbalanque use of trickery in the Popol is monumental because displays their cleverness, quick wittedness…

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